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April Dessert Ideas

I am making a dessert for gastronomically conservative colleagues in April, and would love your thoughts about great desserts to make. I thought about making Dirt Cake--but making my own pudding/brownies, etc., instead of buying the overly sweet, store-bought components. But I'm open to anything.

asked by passifloraedulis over 4 years ago

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added over 4 years ago

Make a Meyer lemon curd tart with fresh berries

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Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added over 4 years ago

I've got lemon on the brain, so I can't stop thinking about cakes like http://food52.com/recipes..., http://food52.com/recipes..., and http://www.howsweeteats.... Also, check out this round up of 10 dinner-party worthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.

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added over 4 years ago

Chocolate desserts, while not particularly "Springy" are usually big favorites. What you choose depends on a lot of factors. Are you a baker? or do you prefer something more like a parfait or pudding? Lemon curd, while not exactly Spring-like, combines well with various berries, which are just beginning to come into season. I love doing lemon tarts and garnishing them with either candied lemon slices or berries.

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AntoniaJames

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added over 4 years ago

Lemon-apple curd is delightful and a little different. You want light. Very light. Lemon tart topped with whipped cream will please the gastronomically conservative. Consider bringing brownies, too. Everyone likes one or other or both of those. Don't bring berries unless they're local. Whatever others are available will lack the flavor necessary to stand up to the lemon. ;o)

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added over 4 years ago

Strawberry shortcake bread pudding

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added over 4 years ago

Coconut cake. Or maybe a lemon chiffon cake.

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