Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Austin Bakes for West -- Success!

This weekend was a good one, I hope yours was too.  
By far, the highlight was participating in Austin Bakes for West on Saturday.  All around Austin (8 locations to be exact!) bloggers, home bakers & more brought out their big baking guns & made treats for a goodies sale to raise money for AmeriCares efforts to help those affected by the explosion in West.  I brought my baked goods to Crema Bakery & Cafe on Brodie.  Below is a little vine video I made of the yumminess they had up for grabs.

So what did I make?  I tweaked a Martha Stewart recipe & baked up some beautiful, buttery Cheddar, Chive & Bacon Scones.  Not to toot my own horn, but they turned out dang tasty.  

I also whipped up a little Red Velvet Biscotti as part of the Rocotillo team.  What's Rocotillo you say?  A while ago I started a family food blog, Rocotillo, with my sister in-law & cousin in-law (cousin in-law's a thing, right?).  We share stories of our families & the recipes & traditions that make them unique.  

This was my first dive into the biscotti world & I really enjoyed it.  I found a crazy-easy recipe online & was pretty pleased with the results.  The biscotti had all of the rich flavor of red velvet cake, but in portable cookie form.  And the consistency of the biscotti was firm, but not too hard. 

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