Recipes: Fourth of July Desserts

Claudia Fleming’s Shortcake Biscuits with Rosé-Poached Rhubarb Give your Fourth-of-July table the colors of the Stars and Stripes with these red, white, and blue desserts. Chamomile Panna Cotta Top this delicately perfumed panna cotta with a simple blueberry compote. Shortcake Biscuits with Rosé-Poached Rhubarb Cooked egg yolks are the secret weapon in these tender shortcakes from JBF Award winner Claudia Fleming. Strawberry Pavlova The national dessert of a different colony, this pavlova from chef Ben Batterbury is loaded with strawberries and

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Recipe: Pea Cake with Strawberry Marmalade

pea cake with strawberry marmalade
At this time of year, it's common to see peas and strawberries side by side at the farmers' market, but they tend to keep their distance in the kitchen, relegated to their respective realms of savory and sweet. But at New York's Má Pêche, Tien Ho brings these two stars of spring together in a spongy, easy-to-make cake. Get the recipe here.

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This Month's Best Recipes

pissaladièreDoug Filoni's pissaladière

Here are our recipe tester's favorite recipes from the past month:

Pissaladière Enjoy a taste of Provence with this traditional puff pastry–based tart, which is topped with anchovies, olives, and goat cheese.

Braised Rabbit with Herbed Dumplings Succulent rabbit, tender choux dumplings, and whatever you fancy from the farmers' market.

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Recipe: Cornmeal Crêpes with Strawberries, Mascarpone, and Rosemary

Cornmeal Crêpes with Strawberries, Mascarpone, and RosemaryFilled with strawberry conserva and topped with nutmeg-scented mascarpone, these toasty and tasty crêpes make us wish we had time for something more ambitious than our usual grab-and-go breakfast routine during the workweek. Thankfully, they also make a great dessert. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Strawberry Pavlova with Saffron Custard

Strawberry Pavlova with Saffron Custard Like an elaborate ballgown, this gorgeous pavlova from New Zealand chef Ben Batterbury surprises and delights with its many beautiful layers. A savory saffron custard anchors the meringue, creamy mascarpone cuts through its sweetness, and a generous topping of ruby red strawberries makes it a dinner-party showstopper. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier-Soaked Strawberries

Alan Wong's Goat Cheese Panna Cotta If you’ve never made panna cotta, which is a low-maintenance but crowd-pleasing dessert, here’s a version from Hawaiian chef Alan Wong that will inspire you to whip out those ramekins and get to work. Chef Wong adds tangy chèvre to cut the creaminess, then brightens the dessert with Grand Marnier–soaked strawberries and a sprinkling of shiso, a Japanese member of the mint family. Feel free to play around with the accompaniments: goat’s milk caramel, fruit coulis, or wildflower honey would also be delicious. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Cooling Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Andrea Beaman Salad with Strawberry Dressing The clock is ticking on this year's strawberry crop. If you're quick enough to snag one of the last pints, purée them for the dressing on this refreshing summer salad. The dressing is inspired by the revelatory pairing of strawberries and balsamic vinegar, and the dish was prepared by former Top Chef contestant Andrea Beaman at her seasonal cooking workshop.

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Fourth of July Desserts: Something Red, Something White, and Something Blue

Tri-Star Strawberry Shortcake Tri-Star Strawberry Shortcake with Corn Biscuits One of our favorite bites from last year's Chefs and Champagne, Colleen Grapes's take on this summertime classic proves that deliciousness is in the details. The shortcake is studded with sweet corn kernels, a vanilla–lemongrass infusion helps the strawberries shine, and honeyed whipped cream tops it all off. Fennel-Scented Pavlova OK, so this

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Eye Candy: You Say Kataifi, I Say Kanafeh

chamomile parfait, semolina cake, and kataifi-wrapped strawberries

At the end of his forward-thinking Greek dinner, Pano Karatassos served a dessert of chamomile parfait, semolina cake, and kataifi-wrapped strawberries. Kataifi—also known as kanafeh—is an Arabic pastry made of fine threads of pastry dough or shredded phyllo. It is common in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean bakeries. Click here for more photos of chef Karatasso's dinner.

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