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.
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,
Master Baker, Author
Roasted Rhubarb Tart
Luscious Fudge Muffins
Tear-and-Share Cheddar Herb Pan Rolls
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