I'm sitting here thinking abotu what dessert I want to make for our Memorial day celebration and searching websites for yummy ideas, so I was curious...
What is your favorite summer dessert treat?
My mom would always make a fruit pizza. She would roll out sugar cookie dough and bake it. Spread some of that cream cheese fruit dip over it and then decorate with fruit. It was mostly strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, halved grapes, whatever was in season really. It was sooooo good!!!!
I think I'm going to have to make that now.
It would be easy to make it into a flag.
I used to make this for the tea house here in town...it is gorgeous with color and it is a cold dessert, perfect for the summer time. I think it is called summer pudding.
Basically, get several bags of frozen berries, put them in a bowl with however much sugar you want. Let set for several hours or overnight so it makes nice juice. I used raspberries, blueberries, blackberries - whatever kinds you like.
Take some white bread (I used homemade, but you can use store bought) trim all the brown off of each slice, then line a bowl with saran wrap, and place the white bread like puzzle pieces, just one layer. Then pour the berries into that, then top with more of the white bread. Cover with saran wrap, and put a plate and a weight on it. Put in frig overnight. When ready to serve, remove saran wrap, and turn over onto platter - cut into wedges and serve with whipped cream. It is a gorgeous color, and delicious!
Rose, I do the fruit pizza alot. That thing is so quick and easy and gets eaten really fast. Any time I have done it for a family function there was none left over.
Loucinda, that sounds like an interesting idea. I may have to try it sometime.
I think I'm going to do a Key Lime Pie for Sunday. There is a part of me that also wants to do Cheesecake since it is one of my favorite desserts, but then I know I'll eat all the left overs of it. I'm also thinking of something like lemon bars or another bar recipe that doesn't have to be kept cold so I can bring the left overs to work to get eaten.
definitely something fruity for a summer dessert! I like the french fruit tart, where you have a vanilla custard and when cooled and set, you top it with berries of your choice.
But I like the key lime idea too. Any citrus fruit will be a refreshing dessert!
For parties, I love to make a tiered pavlova. I've done it a couple of times and it's a huge hit.
Whip up a BIG batch of meringue and spread it to the edges of circles drawn on parchment paper (I think I did 6, 8, 10"). Bake until quite firm. Fill with whipped cream and top with strawberries mixed with a little sugar. Then stack like a cake - I used those little plastic tripods meant for pizza boxes. Mmmmmmm.
Lovely little fruit and custard tarts sound divine
Berry trifles are summery and good for using cake scraps. I have a big bowl I will put a layer of crumbled cake in, a layer of vanilla pudding, a layer of assorted berries, a layer of cool whip and repeat.