Father’s Day: Macrina Bakery Dads Know Best

They coached our childhood sports teams, entertained us with cheesy jokes, taught us how to dance, and held our hands through life’s tough moments. Where would we be without Dad? We sat down with a couple of our team members to talk about the Father’s Day, food, and their hardest job, fatherhood.

Scott France
Co-owner and father of two

Father's Day

What’s the best Father’s Day gift you ever received?
The best Father’s Day gift was a picture calendar of my children and family. Even though it’s expired, I still keep it with me.

How would you like to spend the day this year?
I would love to sleep in and watch three World Cup games on Father’s Day.

Even though you’re surrounded by Macrina goodies on a daily basis, is there something from this year’s lineup that you can’t resist?
My current favorite on the Father’s Day menu are the Buttermilk Chocolate Cups. They’re awesome.

Phuong Bui
Head Baker and father of two

Father's Day

Is there a Father’s Day gift that stands out among the bunch?
I have no favorites. I appreciate all the gifts I have received from my children and wife.

How does your family like to spend Father’s Day?
We usually go out to eat and either watch a movie or find some other activity to do. It doesn’t matter what happens on Father’s Day as long as I get to spend time with my kids and wife.

As head baker, you’ve tasted everything on the menu a hundred times over. Which Father’s Day menu item is your favorite?
Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart. This has always been a product that I’ve loved while working here. I have a big sweet tooth!

If you’re still stumped for Father’s Day ideas, there’s one thing we know he’ll love: Food! Bring Dad by for brunch (it’s not just for Mom, you know) and treat him to something sweet.

A Classic Cookie for Father’s Day

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Our Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies are a holiday favorite and great for gifting. Crisp and flavorful, they come in a variety of styles to match each celebration, be it Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and even Father’s Day. Simple ingredients go into our melt-in-your-mouth cookies – flour, sugar and butter – making them the perfect base for any dessert. Adorned with crystal colored sugar for a playful treat or paired with roasted nectarines and vanilla bean ice cream for a decadent summertime dessert, these cookies are quite versatile.

We recently swapped the brightly colored sugars used on some of our shortbread cookies for locally sourced, naturally colored sparkling sugar from India Tree. Using concentrated colorants derived from edible plants instead of potentially harmful synthetic dyes, India Tree strives to provide the most wholesome sparkling sugars, gel pastes, and sanding sugars, and their subtle color perfectly suits our rustic party profile.

Just in time for Father’s Day, we will be at the Queen Anne Farmers Market on Thursday, June 13th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with our delicious Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies and decorations in tow to help you craft the perfect miniature masterpiece for Dad. Gift boxes, tags and ribbon will be provided to package your cookies. See you there!