Fresh figs are a thing of beauty. This fig tart from The Seasonal Baker shows them off well.
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Who doesn't like crumb cake? Maybe people who only like the crumb. The inclusion of blueberries in vanilla cake might change their minds.
If you feel like your standard lemon pound cake is missing something, try this recipe. It uses almond flour and olive oil for a rustic twist.
Panna cotta is the perfect summer dessert; its light flavors and creamy texture are cool and pleasant. Try this version placed atop zingy orange cookies for a delicious contrast.