Berry crumbles/crisps are one of my favorite desserts, especially in the heat of the summer, because the fruit takes center stage while a sweet and delicate oatmeal streusel tops it off. It offers the flavors of berry pie that I love but in a lighter and healthier form.
Itsy Bitsy Foodies turned two and we celebrated with these almond poppy seed cupcakes, inspired by the Swedish princess torte. My take on the cake incorporates the rich almond flavor into the cake and the frosting, combining almond poppy seed cake, almond buttercream frosting, raspberry filling, chocolate ganache and marzipan.
I love raspberries plain and simple, by the handful, on top of my yogurt, sprinkled on my pancakes, dipped in chocolate…you get the picture! And raspberries are also one of my favorite fruits to bake with. I had leftover dough after making hot cross buns so with a portion of the dough I made [...]
An icy popsicle coats a creamy ice cream center to create a refreshing and nostalgic frozen treat. I had a berry puree of raspberries, strawberries and POG (Passion-Orange-Guava juice) from some other Popsicles I made and some homemade French vanilla ice cream. It turns out that this is a divine combo.
Homemade French vanilla ice cream, a raspberry-strawberry puree and whole blueberries unite to make a patriotic Popsicle, perfect for your 4th of July celebrations. The Rocket pops of my childhood were the inspiration behind these red, white and blue treats but my take on them is a little bit more wholesome with the addition of homemade ice cream and blueberries, raspberries and strawberries instead of sugary colored juices .
Popsicles are super easy to make as long as you have some time to let them freeze. At the most basic level all you need is some fruit juice. For extra vitamins and some oomph in flavor, I like to blend in fruit, leaving some of the berries whole and some of the other types of fruit in chunks. You can use whatever combo of juices and fresh or frozen fruit that you'd like.
Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without chocolate and heart-shaped goodies. So I made my quick and easy One-Bowl Brownies in the shape of hearts, served à la mode with a red raspberry coulis.
These red and white muffins are perfect for Valentine's Day and a great alternative to all of the chocolate and ultra-sweet treats for which Valentine's Day is known.
This is such an easy dessert and a great way to use up pie crust scraps for the garnish. Sugar cookies would also be a great topper if you don't have any pie crust handy. I like making an assortment so that everyone can have their favorite and so you can take advantage of all of the fresh fruits of summer.
Making homemade lemonade with fruit purée was such a hit with my family that the natural progression was to turn the strawberry and blueberry lemonade into popsicles. Making popsicles is easier than you think and allows you to control the amount of sugar in them.