A Note from Marcy June 2021

A Note from Marcy June 2021

A Note from Marcy June 2021

Dear Friends and Fellow Bakers,

Welcome to the June 2021 issue of Betterbaking.com. Thanks to those of you who signed up for the May 2021 Special of the 2-yeares of BB for the one-year price. This month’s recipe collection is as always varied but what I term, of great service.

I really like the recipe for (free) Breakfast Cookies although I don’t eat them for breakfast. These delicious health-packed cookies are appetite zappers. When you want something sweet but want it to be nutritious and hearty, this is ideal. I promise you: just one small cookie will carry you for hours and you’ll feel noble eating it.

The Luscious Fudge Muffins are just that – luscious! Two of my sons like chocolate but not cloyingly sweet chocolate which is to say, they are not fans of icing. Their recent pandemic bakery request was chocolate muffins. I thought, oh well (thinking there’s no accounting for taste, no icing?) if that’s what they want, I can do that. But in fact the Luscious Fudge Muffins turned out to be outstanding. They are not too dense nor too light and cakey, and somewhere between the texture of a brownie and a muffin. The innards sink in a bit and the top forms a thin crust like on a chocolate soufflé. These are winners!

The Roasted Rhubarb Tart is a seasonal delight and for all of those who like me, also loves sweet and tart things. Roasting the rhubarb is a game changer because it deepens the flavor and colour of the rosy stalks. In fact, next rhubarb pie I make, I am definitely pre-roasting the rhubarb a bit first so as to have a deeply rhubarb-y pie that’s not watery or needing too much thickener such as flour or cornstarch. It’s an extra 15 minutes to roast the rhubarb for ambrosial results.

There's also a delectable Nutella Cinnamon Bun recipe that's not to be missed.

Last are the Tear-and-Share Cheddar Pan Rolls. To my mind, homemade rolls don’t get made nearly often enough and yet nothing is more satisfying. I also believe our cast iron pans need far more of a work-out and this is a great application. They are wonderful oven-to-table ware and nothing is more appealing that sizzling cheesy rolls served up by the panful. The Tear and Share name is just a nice recipe title; you can of course use utensils to cut out a portion because, let’s face it, I know where we’ll all coming from these days.


Warm wishes and happy baking,

Marcy Goldman
Master Baker, Author
Est. 1997


Breakfast Cookies

Roasted Rhubarb Tart

Luscious Fudge Muffins

Tear-and-Share Cheddar Herb Pan Rolls


Nutella Cinnamon Buns



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2 Responses to A Note from Marcy June 2021

  1. Andrea Kelly 04/07/2021 at 7:10 pm #

    I made the leek, asparagus and feta tart today. It was amazing!! I used chevre instead of feta. I was a little short on leeks but the taste was still so good. I noticed in the recipe that it says to mix the leeks with the cream mixture but the picture for the recipe shows the leeks on top. I followed how the recipe was written and combining the two made the entire dish so creamy and yummy. I will definitely make this again!!

    • Marcy Goldman 04/12/2021 at 5:04 am #

      HI Andrea,

      What a nice note to receive- thank you! I tried the leeks/asparagus a few different ways and I actually liked the two things combined as well. A friend of mine also swapped in Greek yogurt instead. It’s really a nice recipe – alot of bounce for the buck so to speak. Glad you tried it and thanks for letting me know!

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