Online bake sale... I've never heard of one before. I'm not even quite sure I've participated in a real one before in my life. What's up with that? Well, while I was going through my bajillion recipes in my Foodbuzz inbox last weekend, I came across Stephanie Clark's post about her online bake sale. She will be a participant in this year's San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Stephanie is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has asked us fellow bloggers to help her out. Being a poor college student, I am more than happy to put my talents to good use and help out for a good cause!
|Photo by Stephanie Clark|
Mark your calendars: on Monday, January 31st the sale will begin! Or, actually, perhaps it's more of an auction because it'll be a bidding war on all the goodies being donated by my fellow excellent bakers :-) The highest bidder will be the recipient of that particular good; he/she will be the WINNER! The details: bidding will open at 7am EST and ends at 9pm EST. The minimum bid is $15 and all bids will be updated throughout the day. It should be lots of fun! If you should have any questions, please contact Stephanie. And make sure to check out her website to see the updated list of who's donating what.
Now, you're wondering what it is that I, Miss Hester Chang, will be donating. Well, it's time to whip out your wallet, people! I'll be donating my Cranboatmeal Cookies and Cranberry Orange Scones. Both are favorites of friends and family and will become a favorite of yours, too.
The scones are incredibly moist and flaky with a lovely hint of sweetness from the orange and cranberries as well as that hint of a glaze on top. The size is just right to fit into your mouth; you do not have a honking huge scone to finish. They're great with a hot cup of tea, a blanket and a book, and a fire or a cup of coffee; I prefer the former. I absolutely love having them on a "cold" winter day, which we don't get terribly many of in Southern California. However, they can be eaten anytime of the year. More importantly, they can also be made gluten-free if you need me, too. I know--I'm just that awesome!
Unfortunately, the Cranboatmeal Cookies aren't modifiable because I need the bread flour for that chewiness. Oh yes, they're chewy cranberry oatmeal cookies with an added nutritional ingredient that makes them all the more awesome: wheat germ! Heck yeah! The wheat germ adds another dimension of flavor to these cookies--a nuttiness without the nut. I love it! I think they're relatively healthy and tasty cookies compared to others you can buy. They are definitely my favorite kind of oatmeal cookies.
And make sure to click on the pictures to get a good view of what you're bidding on! Have you ever had a baked good orgasm? Well, get ready because these are absolutely scrumptious goodies you'll want to get your hands on :-)
|Chewy, slightly sweet, "nutty" cranberry oatmeal cookies that will make you want more and more.|
|Flaky, savory/sweet, and moist cranberry orange scones! They are the perfect bite. These are a favorite of mine to give away because of the joy that they give to the recipient! Go on--buy some of that joy!|
Here are the ingredients in case you are wondering if there are any allergy issues to be concerned with:
Cranboatmeal Cookies: bread flour, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, wheat germ, dried cranberries, vanilla extract, cinnamon, eggs, milk
Cranberry Orange Scones: AP flour or gluten-free flour mixture, oranges, granulated sugar, butter, dried cranberries, heavy cream, eggs
I look forward to making these goods for you and if you're nearby, I will personally delivery these to you and you'll even get a thank-you kiss from me ;-) Baked goods and a kiss... what are you waiting for??? Come out for a good cause! Well, you don't have to go anywhere, actually. You can even be in your PJs and no one will care. Let's help Stephanie and raise some money for LLS, shall we?