Fresh Spring Desserts
Strawberry and Rhubarb Galette
Don't let the fancy name fool you; a galette is just a free-form pie. To make ahead, the galette can be assembled, placed on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and frozen. Let sit for 15 minutes before baking as directed.
Jelly Roll Coconut Cake
This eye-catching confection is sure to make a big impression. To toast the coconut, place it in a 350°F oven until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
Apricot Skillet Cake
Almond flour is the secret ingredient in this pretty gluten-free cake. For a conventional version, substitute 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour for the almond and rice flours. Serve within 8 hours of baking.
Passover Matzo Napoleon
Use salted or unsalted matzo for this kid-friendly take on a classic French pastry. To quarter the matzo, press down firmly with a sharp chef's knife.
Lemon Pudding Parfaits
This creamy pudding can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days before layering and serving.
Originally published in the April 2015 issue of Parents magazine.