Cookies for Kids Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook by Gretchen Holt-Witt, Lucy Schaeffer

By Gretchen Holt-Witt, Lucy Schaeffer

Each cookie makes a difference!

In December 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set the lofty aim of baking and promoting 96,000 cookies throughout the vacations, all within the identify of investment learn for pediatric melanoma, the number one disorder killer of children within the usa and the sickness her younger son was once scuffling with. Armed with the choice of a mother on a project plus the data that cash for examine suggest extra therapies, greater survival charges, and desire for the longer term, Holt-Witt succeeded in promoting all 96,000 cookies and elevating over $400,000 for brand new pediatric melanoma treatments.

Long after the ovens cooled, requests for extra cookies besides deals to assist poured in. Gretchen knew she used to be onto whatever. She and her husband Larry spoke back the decision to motion by way of beginning Cookies for Kids' melanoma (, a countrywide non-profit that evokes humans to host bake revenues of all sizes, from computers and porches to complete organisations and groups, with a few elevating greater than $30,000 in a single day. Cookies for Kids' melanoma went directly to associate with The happy items corporation, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people with Glad's promise to check cash raised at bake revenues. The partnership has obtained cognizance from Martha Stewart, CNN, Parade, Redbook, women domestic magazine, Woman's Day, O The Oprah journal, the this day exhibit, and more.

With adventure, ardour, middle, and nice tales from bake sale hosts, this cookbook used to be created to motivate extra bake revenues in addition to at once gain this impressive charity. a hundred% of the author's proceeds and royalties could be donated to Cookies for Kids' melanoma for pediatric melanoma examine. The recipes contain easy-to-prepare treats for cookies, cakes, bars, cupcakes, fast breads, and extra. additionally, there are tips about beginning your personal bake sale and inspirational rates and tales during the booklet.

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Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Knock back the dough and knead on a floured surface for 1–2 minutes. Roll pieces of dough into 2 cm (¾ inch) balls and place on the trays. Flatten each slightly, cover with a kitchen towel and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until golden and the bottoms sound hollow when tapped. To serve, whisk the eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over medium heat.

Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve with the sweet chilli sauce. MAKES 30 150 g (5½ oz/1 cup) self-raising (self-rising) flour, plus 1–2 tablespoons extra 180 g (6½ oz/1¼ cups) polenta � teaspoon baking powder � teaspoon salt 1 egg 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) milk, plus 1–2 tablespoons extra 400 g (14 oz/2 cups) canned corn kernels, drained � cup chopped coriander (cilantro) 4 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced 1 small red chilli, seeds removed and diced vegetable oil, for shallow-frying fresh coriander leaves, for garnish sweet chilli sauce, for dipping betel leaves with crab, kaffir lime and chilli Combine all of the ingredients, except the betel leaves and salmon caviar in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, gently open each zucchini flower and remove the stamen. Wash gently, if needed, and dry well. Roughly mash the feta using a fork. Add the basil and season with pepper. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of filling into each flower and firmly press the petals around the filling to enclose. Heat 5 cm (2 inches) vegetable oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan or wok over medium–high heat. Beat the eggwhite until soft peaks form, then fold through the batter. Dip the zucchini flowers, one at a time, into the batter, then add to the hot oil and cook for 4–5 minutes or until golden.

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