Rhubarb pie is a keenly seasonal dessert, memorable for both its flavor and summertime debut. Home Made Summer takes advantage of that with a recipe for a sweetly spiced pie starring the stalk, supported by a cast of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest and almond paste.
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Home Made Summer's rhubarb pie takes cinnamon and nutmeg-spiced rhubarb with orange zest and almond paste and envelops it in a pie crust. Bake until delicious.
Jelly? For dessert? But of course. Forget boxed flavors; sparkling wine and elderflower syrup give this Home Made Summer dessert plenty of adult flavor.
According to Home Made Summer author Yvette van Boven, every children's party in Ireland served jelly and cream for dessert. The combination wasn't a favorite, but the memory of refreshingly jiggly jelly stuck. This version has a flowery, delicate flavor bubbled up with prosecco. Adding edible flowers is the final, lovely touch.
Creamy, refreshing, tangy and sweet are key words for summer dessert. Home Made Summer combines them all into one cheesecake. Coconut and lime come together to make a unique cheesecake with a crunchy cookie crust.
Home Made Summer combines the tang of lime and tropical richness of coconut to make a cheesecake that pleases the eyes as much as the palate.
Though Home Made Summer has plenty of recipes for drinks, only one has crossed into dessert territory. With chewy sweet bits of fig and that familiar taste of vermouth, this is a cocktail you can linger over—in a different way.
Unlike its sisters (the acclaimed Home Made and Home Made Winter), Home Made Summer was made to entertain. It's written as an homage to the summers van Boven and her husband have spent in Provence, surrounded by friends, family, and ludicrously fresh produce.
Home Made Summer has a whole chapter devoted to drinks. This one is a drink dessert: a frozen Negroni with pieces of fig. Boozy and sweet, it's an ideal end to a summer meal.