If you live within the sound of my typing, please help us raise money to feed the hungry of Los Angeles by coming to the second Eat My Blog Bakesale.
Last fall, some two dozen bloggers baked up our best gourmet goodies and raised $3,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. We're at it again on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll be on the patio at Tender Greens at 8759 Santa Monia Blvd. in West Hollywood. 70+ bakers will be serving up more than 2,000 treats to sate your sweet tooth and do a good deed.
All items are priced between $1 and $4, so this is not a budget smasher. Thanks to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for donating beverages to help wash it all down.
What will you find there? I feel guilty just trying to pick out a few of the many wonderful treats my compadres are bringing. I'm making my usual, bacon walnut maple fudge, and also madelines, both lemon/lavender and chocolate spice. Others are bringing goodies including
mini flourless almond cakes with mascarpone & fresh fruit
Egyptian basbousa cake
jelly candies, both strawberry mint and melon sage
assorted truffles and chocolates
strawberry rhubarb jam
che xoi nuac: mochi dumplings in ginger sauce
Bolivian sweet & salty empanadas
chocolate Guinness cupcakes with bacon-cream cheese frosting
red velvet cakes (if this won't get you there, nothing will!)
And remember, this is jut a very brief sampling.
Please, please, PLEASE come out and indulge yourself in the name of a worthwhile cause. Think about this: The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank says that every dollar it receives can actually supply $5 of food for the hungry. That means our last donation of $3,000 provided $15,000 worth of food! Imagine how much more we can give if everyone comes out for some goodies! Not to mention that the more people who buy our treats, the more we can spread those calories around, which means less time at the gym... (hey, ya gotta work those angles, right?!)
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Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some baking to do.
Thanks, and bon appetit!