Raspberry Date Squares

Raspberry Date Squares

These raspberry date squares are the perfect amount of fruity sweetness and will quickly become a new date square favourite. Medjool dates are mixed with fresh raspberries to enhance and sweeten the jammy filling and then sandwiched between an old-fashioned, crunchy, oat crumble. If you like date squares, you’ll love how these raspberry date squares take it to the next level!!

Herb Drop Biscuits

Herb Drop Biscuits

You’ll love the ease of making these drop herb biscuits! They are quick and simple to make and are a classic comfort food to go with any savoury dish. They are buttery, soft and bursting with fresh herbs. Choose your favourite herbs to create your own variation!

Berry Cheese Tart

Berry Cheese Tart

This simple berry cheese tart is a fun cross between a tart and a cheesecake. But it’s made with a flaky, buttery puff pastry base, a fluffy, and light cream cheese filling and topped with fresh fruit bursting with summer sweetness. This recipe easily doubles.

Rhubarb Almond Tart

Rhubarb Almond Tart

This rhubarb almond tart is the perfect dessert to enjoy spring’s first arrival of rhubarb. Not only is it unique but a show stopper that will impress your guests. Its texture is a combination of crunchy and soft and the flavours are full of nutty almonds with tart rhubarb, making this a new and exciting dessert.

Blackberry Lavender Crumble

Blackberry Lavender Crumble

This blackberry lavender crumble is juicy, fruity and has a slightly floral bite with a crunchy and buttery top. Top with ice cream and enjoy this classic crumble with a twist all summer long.

Strawberry Rhubarb Corn Muffins with Brown Butter

Strawberry Rhubarb Corn Muffins with Brown Butter

Here’s a simple corn muffin recipe with a fun twist! These muffins are loaded with sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb and then slathered in nutty brown butter. They are perfectly moist and flavourful with a slight cornmeal crunch. You’ll definitely want to keep this recipe on hand for spring!

Blueberry Turnovers

Blueberry Turnovers

These blueberry turnovers are made with pie pastry instead of phyllo and then filled with homemade blueberry sauce and topped with a simple sugar glaze. They will no doubt be the best turnovers you’ll ever have! You can substitute your favourite blueberry jam in a pinch.

Flower Ice Cubes

Flower Ice Cubes

Here’s a fun and simple way to freshen things up for a party! Dress up your drinks and cocktails with these flower ice cubes. They are made with edible flowers, herbs and then frozen into ice cubes.

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Here’s a light, buttery and soft pineapple upside down cake made simple. This cake is zesty with hints of lime and has a gooey caramel topping made right in the pan, making this upside down cake easy peasy!

Almond Cherry Cupcakes

Looking for a light summer treat? Then this is the recipe for you! These almond cherry cupcakes are filled with chunks of fresh cherries and topped with light, airy whipped cream. It’s a simple and easy cupcake recipe using fresh ingredients.

Homemade Flakies

Homemade Flakies

Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make homemade flakies and these blackberry lilac flakies are stunningly beautiful and out of this world delicious!

Blackberry Lilac Compote

Blackberry Lilac Compote

This compote has a delicate floral flavour of lilacs with sweet bursts of blackberries. Use it to top off ice cream, pancakes, French toast, or you can add it to a cheese platter and enjoy with a bottle of wine.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This is the prettiest strawberry rhubarb pie you’ll ever make with simple, fresh ingredients. The pastry is flaky and buttery and the filling is overflowing with juicy sweet strawberries and tart fresh rhubarb. It’s a classic recipe that everyone should have in their recipe box!

Lilac Shortbread Cookies

Lilac Shortbread Cookies

These lilac shortbread cookies are delicate, buttery and have a slight floral flavour. They are perfect with tea, for bridal and baby showers, or simply to impress friends. With only 4 ingredients, they are simple and easy to whip up as long as you have lilac sugar ready to go.

Berry Pie using Frozen Fruit

Berry Pie using Frozen Fruit

Here’s a simple pie recipe using frozen berries. It’s a quick and easy dessert that can be used with all of your favourite frozen fruits or berries.

Raspberry Cupcakes for kids (and adults too)

Raspberry cupcakes for kids (and Adults too)

Here’s a perfect treat that the kids will love and the adults too! This is a small batch (12 cupcakes) recipe of vanilla cupcakes that are filled with juicy raspberries and then topped with a raspberry buttercream icing. Or keeps things simple and dust cupcakes with powered sugar.

Swirled Strawberry Meringue Baskets for Canada Day

Strawberry Swirl Meringue Baskets

These strawberry swirl meringue baskets are light, fresh and crisp! They are the perfect size for one and are gluten free! Dress your meringues with a variety of your favourite fillings, like chocolate, ice cream, nuts, etc.

Adult Pop Tarts

Calling all adults these homemade pop tarts are made for you! They are made with a pie crust that is flaky and buttery which  crumbles away from a light and sweet rhubarb ginger compote filling. And thin slices of fresh strawberries are layered in between creating a delicate pocket that a pastry lover could not resist.

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

These lemon squares are easy to make, sour and tart with a buttery shortbread crust. They will feed a crowd and freeze well too.

Make ahead, No bake cheesecake for Spring

Make ahead, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

You’re going to fall in love with this make head, no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe! These cheesecake squares taste more like a light strawberry mousse on a bed of buttery chocolate, than actual cheesecake, perfect for a light summer treat.

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

Here’s a summer fruit pie, piled high with fresh ripe, plump cherries and topped with a flaky lattice crust. You can’t beat a simple, classic and beautiful cherry pie!

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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