Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last Minute Baking

Yesterday at around 5:00pm I found out about a local Austin family that are having some major medical issues with their 6 month old baby. Their story really touched me since I have a 6 month old and can only imagine how scary it would be if he was really, really sick. You can read about Ike here:
So yesterday, I was reading about Ike and his family and all that is being done to help the family and I saw that there was going to be a bake sale today near UT campus to raise money for medical bills. So I got to baking as quick as I could.
I made two recipes from Vegan with a Vengeance. Well, slightly altered recipes based on what I had in the fridge and pantry. No time to run to the store.

Blackberry Chocolate Chip Blondies
I didn't even think to look and see if I had any raspberry preserves before I started baking these. And of course I didn't. But luckily I had a container of blackberries. So I followed the recipe for the Raspberry preserves using them.

Lemon Carrot Muffins
This recipe for Lemon Poppyseed muffins was going along just fine until I got my poppy seeds out and they looked funny. Kind of clumpy. Not good. So I decided to grate some carrot and add it in. It added some nice color too.

I'm so happy that I got to participate in some small way in helping little Ike-a-saurus. I only wish I could have posted this earlier in the day so that those of you in the area could have gone to buy some baked goods. But I know there will be more bake sales. You can go to the events page and see what else is planned to raise money for this family.


  1. I read the story about baby Ike. I feel for his family. My boys are 4 months old and 2 years old. Arthur is the oldest and Adam is the baby. That is so great you got to help with the bake sale. I wish I would have known about it. I love to bake and baking for a cause is the best.

  2. You are so kind to help out. I just read that they raised almost $750. I'm going to read more about Ike now. Thanks for posting about him.