What I've carried on the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn:
- A 12-layer Napoleon cake
- A giant Ikea mixing bowl full of gummed-together soba noodles along with every single vegetable in my apartment, each cooked in a different way
- All five Ottolenghi books and a plant called Xanadu
- A sheepskin rug, a bag of extremely pungent Brussels sprouts, and three flattened cardboard boxes
- Rising cinnamon bun dough, to be shaped and baked at my friend's apartment
- A vat of burbling sourdough
The other people in the train car—they love me!
Unless you've figured out how to apparate or you're brave enough to host the party yourself, you've probably got travel in store for you this summer. So I beg you: Learn from my mistakes! Make desserts that are easily-transportable, that will not have you gripping the steering wheel for the dear life of the bubbling-hot pie on the floor in the backseat, or massaging your sore biceps the next day.
These 25 treats, including the one above, fit the bill. They're good for making ahead and they don't threaten to fall apart, topple over, or deflate. If you're worried that they'll melt, freeze them before you start your journey! If you take them out of the pan to cool, just put them back in the pan from whence they came to transport.
P.S. The last two are gluten-free!
Vanilly & Chocolate-Chippy
Nutty & Coconutty
Is there one dessert you always bring to parties? Tell us in the comments!