Hope you’ve had a great summer and were able to take some vacation time! Peachie and I went to Garden City Beach, South Carolina at the end of July, trying to fill our sun and salt water quotas 🙂 On that note, as if we needed an excuse, we went with a nautical theme this month with ropes and ships!
Here’s the line-up:
- Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake
- Blackberry Handheld Pies
- Creamy Lemon Shortbread Bars
- Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake.This cake, with its dense texture and rich and lemony flavor, is my new favorite. I found the recipe in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine; the lemon zest and poppy seed garnish catching my eye. I usually shy away from Martha Stewart recipes only because they call for more ingredients (usually butter and eggs) than I feel are necessary. But, this time, she is right on. And, these cakes are as adorable as they are delicious.
Blackberry Handheld Pies. These irresistible little pies have that vintage air due to a blackberry filling. Very few recipes these days call for blackberries as they aren’t very sweet and can be somewhat grainy. But, pie crust has a way of elevating humble fruit into a nostalgic and most-satisfying dessert. Yay pie!
Creamy Lemon Shortbread Bars. These addictive little bars have a thick, creamy lemon layer which perfectly complements the shortbread. However, we made an interesting distinction upon tasting them. I assumed that my husband, being the citrus lover that he is, would devour these bars on the spot. But, he didn’t! He was looking for the pucker-factor which was too bad, seeing that my ultimate goal is creamy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins. These muffins are really good! I very rarely make muffins for personal consumption, let alone for business purposes, but these meet our high standards. They are moist and stay moist for multiple days and hit the right balance of tart fruit and sweet batter. Plus, they’re loaded with crumbs 🙂
corrie @ Peachie’s Treats