Gifts

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

A sheet of blueberry lemon bars with one cut out, laying on a piece of parchment paper.

Blueberry Lemon Bars

Like a pie in bar form, with a crisp crust and a soft, lemony, blueberry-filled center. These bars are a big hit at summer barbecues when you’re in the mood to share.

A chocolate streusel coffee cake with a slice cut from it to show the chocolate streusel.

Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

A tender coffee cake with a lovely layer of chocolate streusel running through the middle. A little surprise that takes this cake over the top.

A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

A rum cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

A loaf of paleo banana bread on a round metal trivet with one slice cut from it.

Paleo Banana Bread

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also awesome enough for anyone to fall for it.

Three orange madeleines in a medeline tin.

Orange Madeleines

Tender, buttery, and enhanced with a subtle citrus lilt. Just as Proust would have wanted. (No madeleine tin? No worries. They’re just as lovely when made in a mini-muffin pan.)

A spoonful of mixed citrus marmalade spilling over onto a grey marble surface.

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.