Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bake Sale

94. This past weekend my daughter and I embarked on quite an adventure. What type of adventure you ask? A baking adventure; shopping, mixing, measuring, rolling, tasting dough, tasting more dough, drinking pepsi & coffee to stay focused, melting chocolate, laughing, trying to remember if we just put in 5 Tablespoons of
cocoa or 4, and then collapsing into a chair after 10 hours on our feet. That kind of an adventure. We did all this for a Bake Sale the following day.
First we sat down and asked each other, "What type of sweets and desserts do people like?" and we made a list. At the top of that list was "chocolate" and "pie". So our adventure began with making pies, 9 pies! 6 apple or apple raisin and 3 fresh blueberry. Emily has the best pie crust recipe and as she made the crusts, I peeled the apples and mixed the blueberry filling.
Biscotti's were on the list and are always a yummy choice.
So we made White Chocolate Macadamia,
Chocolate Almond
Two large batches of Caramel Corn
and Chocolate Covered Pretzels made the list, some with toasted almonds, sprinkles or with drizzled white chocolate.
Three batches of Butter Spritz Cookies which we flavored with vanilla, orange and almond flavoring
Also, a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread
And around 9pm I decided a "quattro" batch of Brownies was needed. We didn't have enough chocolate. So we made Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Salted Brownies
My daughter is a Packaging Design Major so she went to work designing the tags and labels. We packaged everything up and then attached the labels. We were finally done!

Our Bake Sale was a fund raiser for a trip we will be taking soon for humanitarian efforts; food distribution, free eye exams, free haircuts, free food, painting, and help with locals in the country of Poland. What a great feeling of accomplishment.
If you would like any of these recipes...just leave a comment!

Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.
- Hank Rosso

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
- Winston Churchill

He who allows his day to pass by
without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures
is like a blacksmith’s bellows — he breathes but does not live.
- Sanskrit Proverb

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
- Chinese proverb


Esther said...

Everything looks yummy - outstanding presentation! Those blue sprinkles look familiar-haha. May I please have Em's piecrust recipe cuz it's the best. You two could open your own bakery!

Kathleen said...

That is an amazing amount of work! I baked 50 loaves of Irish Soda bread for my gson's Christening, and 50 Banana Breads for my gdau Lily's First I am VERY impressed by your efforts..
It all looks delicious too!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Good luck with the fund raising.
And thank you for the good work you do!


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