Desserts

Florentine Cookies

These delicate Italian cookies, sometimes called lace cookies, are delicious plain, or decadent with a chocolate or dried cherries and hazelnuts.

Raspberry Beet Brownies

What a great way to incorporate some veggies into your dessert! These brownies are moist and flavorful with the combination of chocolate, beets and raspberry. If you roast the beets on a day when you're baking other items, this recipe comes together quickly.

Paleo Coconut Macaroons

This recipe was taught in a Paleo foods cooking class, a nutrition plan based around the grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds available to our hunter-gatherer ancestors before the advent of grain agriculture.

Maple-Walnut Cake

This cake will always be associated with a magical day at the start of maple sugaring season when we took a City Market Farm Tour to Turkey Hill Farm. Farmer Margaret Osha prepared a beautiful lunch for us (maple cured ham, hard boiled eggs boiled in sap water, maple baked beans) and presented this cake for dessert. Baking it in March is truly a special way to honor spring and the traditions of maple sugaring in Vermont.

Jack Lazor's Mom's Famous Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Use Butterworks Farm buttermilk, cream or yogurt. When in season, try adding raspberries from Adam's Berry Farm into the filling between the layers.  Yum! 

Honey-Kissed Berry Yogurt Cake

This recipe was one of the top four entries in our 2011 We ♥ Local Food dessert recipe competition!

Cranberry and Blueberry Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake

Many thanks to Chef Steven Obranovich, proprieter-chef of Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick, for allowing us to share his delicious dessert recipe. Try it with local cornmeal, cranberries and blueberries!

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are one of those treats that may grace a table at either Passover or Easter, as they can be made without flour and contain no leavening. Mounded in the middle, they resemble eggs, a harbinger of spring.

Yogurt Panna Cotta

This has to be one of the easiest, most elegant desserts imaginable to make. This yogurt panna cotta is velvety smooth with a simplicity of flavors to be slowly savored.

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