Monday, May 25, 2009

Bake Sale

Our LLL Annual Garage & Bake Sale is coming up this weekend and I need some fresh ideas on what to make. My old standby is the cream scone loosely adapted from the Joy of Cooking and some of my mom's Mincemeat Bran Muffins (I call them Raisin Spice for marketing purposes - learned that the first year).

Mom's Mincemeat Muffins (makes 22-24 muffins)

2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups buttermilk/sour cream
1 1/2 cups mincemeat
1 1/4 cups All-Bran Cereal
2 cups all purpose flour (can also do a mix of whole wheat/all purpose)
2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease or line muffin tins. Mix together wet ingredients. Mix together dry ingredients - add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined (will be lumpy). Don't overmix divide evenly among muffin tins - Mom always used an ice cream scoop and it's the perfect size. Bake 20-25 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature. Batter can also be kept up to two weeks in fridge before baking and baked muffins freeze very well.

Ok - so hit me with your best bake sale recipe!


Amy said...

Don't know if you want to try selling pies, but it might work if you make one and cut it up into little samples for tasting first. My sister and I both won dessert competitions with this pie, and it's super easy to make, especially if you buy premade crusts. It comes out jiggly but sets as it cools:

Caramel Pecan Pie


* 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
* 36 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup milk
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup pecan halves


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) In a saucepan over low heat, combine caramels, butter and milk. Cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually mix in the melted caramel mixture. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown. Allow to cool until filling is firm.

Anonymous said...

Best-seller everytime - brownies! These are really easy to make lots of - and do make lots.