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Cheddar-Chive Scones … Pineapple Cheesecake… And How You Can Get Some!

You can now see the full list of items up for bidding over at The Tomato Tart’s post. Remember, bidding opens on Wednesday March 30th. I can’t wait to send some of you these scones! :)

Was it really only two Thursday nights ago that I saw the scariest video I’ve seen in a long long time?

Many of you know that I generally avoid horror movies because, yes, I’m a wimp when it comes to things jumping out from dark corners even if it’s all make-believe. So whenever I go out of town, Nathan takes advantage of the temporarily wimp-free household and goes bonkers Netflixing horror flicks.

But the video I saw two weeks ago wasn’t a horror movie. It was real. It was live footage. It was of a ridiculously major earthquake followed by a ridiculously giant tsunami devastating everything in its path, just a mere ocean away. I watched helplessly the footage of that angry ocean reclaiming plots of farm land, dragging burning houses(!) in its wake. I watched with my jaw dropped, actually wishing that what I was watching was really a horror movie and not the news.

It seems that the story is no longer giant-font-plus-slideshow-worthy for the New York Times with all the other crazy stuff happening in the world. But that, of course, doesn’t mean life is suddenly back to normal over in Japan. As the victims of the disaster slowly piece their lives back together, let’s keep sending them good thoughts.

What else can you do other than send good thoughts? Why, I’m so glad you asked. Thanks to Sabrina over at The Tomato Tart, there will be a online bake sale/silent auction happening on March 30th, hosted by Sabrina but with a long list of food bloggers participating. I myself am planning to offer up two dozens of my famous* cheddar-chive scones, ready to be shipped to anywhere within the US. If you haven’t tasted these scones before, well, allow me to quote my friend Amar: “Scones?? You mean …. scrumpets!” End. Quote.

* if I do say so myself


Cheesecake photos by Miki Sode

As a further treat, my friend Miki who is a true baker extraordinaire will also be participating and I’m beyond excited to host her goodies here since she doesn’t have a blog. I mean, just look at those photos! Here’s Miki:

“This pineapple cheesecake is a ~20 years old Japanese recipe I’ve been using! It has good balance of flavors (pineapple and cream cheese). Its texture is perfect with pound-cake like consistency yet moist. Note that since it is a Japanese recipe, it’s not as sweet as usual American cakes (but don’t worry, the pineapple and cheese flavor will satisfy you for sure). And it’s slightly smaller (3 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 in). I like to have it as a breakfast or at tea time with a nice cup of black tea.”

So, let’s talk details:
– March 30th
– Full list of items at The Tomato Tart
– Bidding open for one day
– All proceeds go to Second Harvest Japan, a food bank contributing to the relief efforts by providing food for those in need.
– (And really, when else will you have more than 60 food bloggers at your disposal, willing to send you treats you usually only see in photo format??)

16 Comments

  1. 24 March 2011 at 5:21 am

    Thanks for taking part in the bake sale. These scones sure are some beauties.

    • angi said:
      25 March 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Belinda!

  2. 24 March 2011 at 6:22 am

    Fabulous initiative. It’s wonderful to see bloggers coming together to help those less fortunate!

    • angi said:
      25 March 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Go bloggers! Much thanks to Sabrina on this one though – she’s the one doing all the work organizing it.

  3. Emma said:
    24 March 2011 at 7:10 am

    Do you ship to Chile??

    • angi said:
      25 March 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Sadly, I think the scones may not fare too well in international travel. But! There are lots of other items in the auction that can be shipped internationally. Go get ‘em, girl! ;)

  4. elizabeth said:
    25 March 2011 at 6:09 am

    Wow! This is such a great idea–I have to say that the food blogging community can be such a great one as it will mobilize quickly to do good deeds like this.

    And these scones look SO awesome. Growing up scones were always sweet, but I think I would like them more if they were savory.

    • angi said:
      25 March 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth! I think you’ll like these scones too… maybe I’ll see you at the bidding table?!? :)

  5. Joyti said:
    28 March 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Darn! I should have visited your blog earlier, I wanna participate too.
    The cheesecake and scones sound delicious! I LOVE cheddar scones, actually, but never tried putting chives on them.

    • angi said:
      30 March 2011 at 9:49 am

      Oh no, Joyti! Your gorgeous baked goods would have gotten some awesome bids for sure! If you still want to participate, you might want to email Sabrina… bidding is open until tomorrow so she might be able to add an entry of yours in too, especially if it’s something you’ve made before and already have a blog post/photos of.

  6. Maria said:
    29 March 2011 at 8:39 pm

    The pineapple cheesecake looks and sounds fabulous! Would you ship to Canada and if so would you send along the recipe?

    Thanks : )

    • angi said:
      30 March 2011 at 9:45 am

      Hi Maria, Unfortunately, Miki probably won’t be able to ship to Canada – the shipping time will probably take too long for the cake to still be fresh and delicious by the time it gets to you. But please do check out the rest of the items in the bake sale – I think there should be a big list that can be shipped to Canada! :) I’ll ask Miki about the recipe and whether she can email it to you though. Thanks!

  7. Ling said:
    15 May 2011 at 6:21 am

    This looks amazing! We had one of the girls at our monthly Supper Club also make cheddar scones (with a little jalapeno kick).

    • angi said:
      17 May 2011 at 12:33 pm

      I’m one of those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so whenever there’s a savory/cheesy version of something, I always opt for that. I love the idea of adding jalapeno to it though – will have to try next time. Thanks Ling!

  8. Karen L. said:
    12 June 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hey Angi, I heard about these Wonderful Scones via Lemons & Anchovies (FB page). I am drooling. She mentioned you might post the recipe soon? I sure hope so. I just had biscuits at Ruby Tuesdays that were garlic & cheddar biscuits, heavy on the butter too. These look a lot like those. Though I suspect there’s are soda biscuits.
    I’m so glad to hear of the “Bake Sale for Japan”. Unfortunately I am just hearing about it & clearly it’s a bit late. I am doing what I can for those affected, but my funds are tight too! I would’ve totally ordered your scones and the pound cake! YUM!
    I look forward to seeing more of your blog. I hope you have a link in FB, it’s ho I know to check all my favorite food & bread blogs!
    Blessings,
    Karen L.
    < \O/

    • angi said:
      13 June 2011 at 9:07 am

      Hi Karen, Thanks so much for visiting! I am planning on posting the recipe for these scones soon, especially since Jean/Lemons & Anchovies is letting me use her beautiful photos of them. :) Unfortunately, right now I don’t have a Rice & Wheat page on Facebook yet… so the best way to keep in touch is either Twitter or subscribing by email. Hope that’s not too much of a pain!

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