Sweet-tart fresh blueberries are showcased in every bite of these light, fluffy scones accented with lemon zest.
If eating pie leaves you yearning for more crust, here's your dream dessert: Flaky, golden-brown pate brisee disks are layered with jam, then pasty cream that has whipped cream and sliced strawberries folded in, and stacked four-deep. Making the disks is easy -- just roll out the dough into rounds (no need to fit it into pie plates or crimp edges), sprinkle them with sugar, and bake. The whole thing is chilled overnight like an icebox wafer cake, for easier slicing.
Whip up these egg gems for a satisfying hors d'oeuvre. Have your mini-muffin tins ready.
Humpty Dumpty Custard Cups
Cracked eggs are put together again within these cups of smooth, cheesy custard.
This sophisticated lemon parfait contrasts the different degrees of richness, sweetness, and acidity of lemon-buttermilk sherbet, lemon sorbet, layers of lemon curd, and rich lemon ice cream.
Spring Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers
These dainty confections, iced pale purple, are fit for a modern-day queen.
Vegan Mushroom Tea Sandwiches
Umami-packed portobellos are sauteed and folded into vegan mayonnaise along with fresh chives for the filling of these satisfying finger sandwiches. A touch of wasabi adds just the right amount of heat.
Strawberry or Banana Sundae Puffs
Smart Staple: Keep a box of puff pastry, which is the base for the sundae puffs, stashed in the freezer and you'll always be ready to make a decadent dessert. You can use any kind of fruit that's in season.
Beach Umbrella Pops
This lucent pop of pink and yellow lemonades perches like a little girl's parasol ina slice of honeydew melon. Inside are balls of fresh melon to be discovered when the tangy lemonades dissolve.
Mexican Wedding Cakes
These crumbly, sandy, nut-rich cookies are nearly always rolled twice in confectioners' sugar after baking, which is why there's so little sugar in the dough.
Mexican horchata is a refreshing dairy-free drink with a subtle cinnamon flavor; here's an easy version of the classic and two tasty variations.
Think Arnold Palmer meets watermelon slushie, that's how thirst-quenching and delicious this ice-cold summer tea drink is.
Petits Fours Icing
Use this icing to make the decorative petits fours with butterflies by Karen Porter of Tilly's Cakes.
Raspberry White Cake
In this classic layer cake, egg whites serve as a leaven; they also give the mountainous frosting all its loft.
Subbing edamame for the usual chickpeas transforms this into a dip that's unexpected.
Sweet Onion Sandwiches
For this sumptuous sandwich, layer sweet onions with smoked Gouda cheese and arugula on a rustic roll.