It was a late night last night to kick start my baking frenzy, and an early start after dropping Big Brother off at school this morning. I watched the sun behind morning clouds climb ever so gracefully over the hill on the way back home from the school.
Here’s what you will see at the bake sale in Round Rock (Old Settler’s Park entrance):
Spiced Ginger Cookies
Pecan Raisin Tarts
Finnish Pulla Bread - Resting
The Tamale Placejust dropped off their donation for the sale! Thank you Tamale Place for your Caramel Empanadas (Mexican pastries) and Galletas de Nuez (Pecan cookies), I think these will go fast!
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Posted in Philanthropy, tagged 2011, Austin, bake, bake sale, Bastrop, Central Texas Wildfire Relief Fund, food, humor, Key Ingredient, local, Round Rock on September 29, 2011 |
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It’s almost time for the bake sale. I’ve been gathering tables, baskets, stickers, and baggies for my site at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Last night I started painting a big sign with the Austin Bakes for Bastrop logo. I like the silhouette of the city on the top :)
Tonight my kitchen gets kicked into high gear, the assembly line will start as soon as the kids a fed and bathed. They might even get to help if they promise not to eat half of the cookies before they make it into the bags.
I’m also making an apron to mark the event, it will have something like my nifty logo you see on the sidebar –>
Even though I’m allergic to tree nuts, I will be baking with them. At least my allergy is limited to my tongue and throat, some people can’t be in the same room with nuts or peanuts. That would suck! It’s a lifelong question for me at parties, restaurants, and nice-lady-down-the-street who gives us goodies from time to time… does this have nuts in it? Thankfully I know to ask and what to do if I ever accidentally eat nuts (or can’t withstand whatever dessert is staring at me, begging to be devoured). The main thing is to remain calm, not to agitate my immune system further, then drink any kind of fluid to wash the nut particles down. I will never know the sweet luxury of a Texas pecan pie…
Hey, and if you don’t live close enough to come by and try some of my goodies, you can donate online, and if you do, we have a matching gift for $1000 from Key Ingredient here in Austin, TX! Last time I checked we are 1/3 of the way to the matching gift!!! All donations are going to the Central Texas Wildfire Relief Fund.
So if you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen for then next 36 or so hours.
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