Baking for A Crowd: Memorial Day Baked Goods

Baking for a crowd

Make baked goods bigger in size, beauty, and flavor. Looking for recipes that will appease and please a crowd? Our large-batch desserts and breads are guaranteed not only to feed but to impress the family, friends, and neighbors attending your Memorial Day shindig. From buttercup yellow Zesty Lemon Bars to a golden, chewy Cherry Tomato Focaccia, these recipes have the generous portions and bulk servings to keep the hungry masses at bay.

  1. Rhubarb and Almond Tart If there were a tart that embodied springtime, this would be it. The addition of rhubarb to this delicate pastry’s nutty filling energizes a classic—and that chevron lattice isn’t too shabby either.

2. Zesty Lemon Bars 

Both sweet and tart, lemon bars are as at home at a ladies’ luncheon as they are at a picnic. They’re like the little black dress of Southern sweets. This recipe will keep you stocked up all summer long. Find more classically Southern recipes in our May/June Southern Themed Issue, here

3. Cherry Tomato Focaccia

This fluffy Italian flatbread is the perfect family-sized recipe for your next get-together, impressing both the eyes and the taste buds. Find more of our best bread recipes in our 2018 Breads Collection Special Issue, here.  

4. Texas Sheet Cake 

The reigning king of all sheet cakes, this easy Texas Sheet Cake is a chocoholic’s dream. A rich, fudgy cake cloaked in warm chocolate frosting with a sprinkling of pecans for added crunch? Yes, please!

Photography by Stephen DeVries

5. Hummingbird Bars 

These party-perfect bars are creamy, crumbly, and crispy all at once. For the best results, we suggest refrigerating overnight. But if you’re in a hurry, you can cut that time down to at least 1 hour before serving. Grab our May/June 2018 Southern Themed Issue for more ways with Hummingbird!

6. Strawberry and Cream Cheese Pound Cake Loaves 

These cakes bring the ever-popular combination of strawberries and cream to each decadent slice. With homemade strawberry sauce swirled into each loaf, they’re just as beautiful as they are delicious.

Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Rolls

7. Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Rolls 

It’s like pizza—but so much prettier. This basil-tomato bread feeds our Italian cravings and is the perfect appetizer for summer gatherings. We promise you won’t have leftovers.

8. Tres Leches Cake 

Indulge in this dreamy Tres Leches Cake, a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk and topped with toasty meringue.

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  1. Can you provide me with the recipe for the cherry coconut loaf. There’s a photo on Instagram but the recipe link does not work


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