'from the pastry dungeon' on Serious Eats

Sour Cherry-Lime Sorbet with Amaretti Cookies

Sour cherries have a gloriously fleeting season, and since I can rarely afford to buy them more than once a year I splurge and make this sorbet in the peak of summer. Wonderfully tart and refreshing, it's always worth it, and homemade amaretti cookies make an absolutely lovely accompaniment for a naturally gluten-free, almost healthy treat. More

Parsnip Muffins

These muffins get a little whole wheat flour and brown butter for nuttiness, plus a handful of dried cranberries to balance the sweetness. The parsnips are grated very roughly so they are only just cooked through and slightly crunchy, quite the opposite of hiding the vegetable. More

Rhubarb and Lime Pavlovas

Pavlovas are classically served with sour passion fruit or kiwi to offset the sweetness of meringue. Here, pretty pink rhubarb with tart, buttery lime curd makes an excellent substitution and a colorful spring dessert. More

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal adds a wholesome flavor and an interesting texture to this banana bread, and there are no wet chunks of banana in the bread because the wet ingredients are mixed in the blender. You still get the moisture, sweetness and most importantly flavor from the bananas. More

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