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14 Impressive Spring Baked Goods That Are Just the Right Amount of Rich

published May 2, 2022
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While we definitely don’t need an excuse to grab our aprons and bake something special, we’ll never say no to an occasion. That’s why we’ve penciled World Baking Day on our calendar, which is just around the corner on May 17. It’s the perfect reason to turn on the oven and bake a sweet (or savory) treat for family, friends, or yourself.

With Kerrygold Irish Butters and Cheeses on our side, it’s hard to go wrong. The high-quality European butter is rich in flavor and yellow in color due to the cows’ rich diet of fresh grass. The high levels of beta-carotene produce a naturally golden-hued butter that’s unmistakably delicious. Kerrygold Unsalted Butter gives baked goods a luxurious boost, with 82 percent butterfat content that means richer, tastier results. It enhances everything from flaky chocolate tarts and tender-crumbed cakes speckled with fresh fruit to savory muffins and yeasted breads. The latter becomes even more special with the help of Kerrygold Cheeses, like the crumbly, almost butterscotch-like Skellig Cheese. It’s hard to do wrong with Kerrygold on your side.

Ready to head into the kitchen and start baking? You don’t have to wait for World Baking Day. Here are 14 spring-inspired recipes to try:

Sweet

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Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie with Toasted Meringue
If decadently rich is what you're after, this chocolate cream pie that's spiked with espresso and topped with golden meringue won't steer you wrong.
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Brown Butter Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars
Kerrygold Salted Butter is cooked until browned and nutty before it's stirred into the oat crust for these humble bars. It's a treat that's as good for dessert as it is for a mid-afternoon snack.
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Simple Chocolate Mousse Tart with Candied Violets
The candied violets that top this chocolate mousse tart make it extra special, but even without them, you'll love every sweet and creamy bit.
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Speckled Brown Butter Waffles with Brown Butter Cream
The decadent brown butter cream made with Kerrygold Unsalted Butter can go well beyond these golden waffles. Try it spooned over fresh fruit for dessert or dolloped on top of your mug of coffee.
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Tart

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Blackberry and Lemon Tart
A buttery shortbread crust is filled with tangy lemon curd and a pile of fresh, juicy blackberries in this elegant tart.
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Rhubarb Vanilla Custard Cake
A combination of Kerrygold Salted Butter and vanilla Greek yogurt gives this rhubarb cake its moist and custard-like crumb.
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Pistachio Lime Snacking Cake
While this pistachio cake is irresistible on its own, it's the sweet and tangy lime-infused cream cheese frosting made rich with Kerrygold Unsalted Butter that really puts it over the top.
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Savory

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Cheesy Pesto Pull Apart Bread
The homemade pesto for this sharable bread is so tasty, we encourage you to make a double batch. Toss the rest with pasta for an easy weeknight dinner and thank us later.
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Skellig Cheddar and Fresh Herb Buns
You've been warned: These tender buns will steal the show at your dinner table. Kerrygold Skellig Cheese lends salty sweetness to the spirals and puts them over the top.
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Cheddar Thyme Savory Shortbread
Kerrygold Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese melts wonderfully into the dough for these buttery shortbread cookies. Enjoy them with a glass of wine or paired with your favorite soup.
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Reserve Cheddar Crostini
A sweet-tart cranberry orange chutney is the perfect contrast to intensely sharp Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar Cheese in this elegant appetizer.
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Unexpected

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Heather and Lavender Shortbread
Dried heather and lavender provide an unexpected floral note to this modern take on classic Irish shortbread.
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Ganache Pretzel Tart
Kerrygold Unsalted Butter infuses both the white chocolate and dark chocolate with richness in this sweet and salty tart. Garnish it with fresh berries and more crushed pretzels, or a simple sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
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Baklava Brioche
Layers of spiced pistachios and walnuts, along with lemony honey syrup, turn a regular loaf of buttery brioche into something unforgettable.
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