ONLINE BAKE SALE FOR JAPAN – MANU’S MENU SNEAK PEEK

Paper Crane

As many of you already know, Manu’s Menu will take part to the Online Bake Sale for Japan organised by Sabrina at The Tomato Tart.  More than 90 food bloggers around the world have come together to support the initiative.  Each of us will bake one or more goodies that will be put up for auction on March 30th on The Tomato Tart’s website.  Then we bloggers will ship the treats to the winners of the auction.  All money raised will be donated to Second Harvest Japan, a non profit organisation that is already helping the worst hit areas of Japan.  For a sneak peek of ALL the goodies to be auctioned, please click here!

 

Paper Cranes

As the day of the auction is approaching fast, I thought of writing a post to display the goodies that I will donate for the cause.  I have already linked the original recipes to the event, but if you have read my post “Japan – How we can help” you will know that this is something I am very passionate about.  So, in an attempt to spread the word and invite all of you to BID and be GENEROUS, I am reposting my recipes here, today… the day our flight would have landed in Tokyo.

Paper Crane and Marzipan flags

At the Online Bake Sale for Japan, you could be lucky (or better said, generous) enough to become the happy receiver of either a batch of my Almond Cookies or a batch of my “HAND decorated” Martorana – Marzipan.  And guess what?  It does not matter where you live… Manu’s Menu will also ship outside Australia.  So, BID, BID, BID and……… BID till you WIN!!!!!!

 

ALMOND COOKIES

Almond Cookies - Manu's Menu

If you have read my recipe you will know that this is a traditional Sicilian sweet.  This homemade version tastes even better than the one you buy at the pastry shops in Sicily… and if you have ever been there, then you know how good these must be!  When I first heard of the auction I immediately knew I wanted to donate these cookies for it.  Why?  Well, they resemble the Japanese flag, they are not brittle and will get to their geographic destination in perfect shape, and above all, they taste DIVINE!

Almond cookies

If you like almonds, you MUST bid for these.  They are not very sweet, and are just right for tea time.  They are crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside… mmm… my mouth is watering just thinking about them!!!  Whenever I make them they are a big hit and finish in a matter of minutes.  Please, come over to The Tomato Tart’s website on March 30th and bid for them!

Almond cookies

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MARTORANA – MARZIPAN

Martorana - Marzipan

Yes… yet another almond based treat and another traditional Sicilian sweet.  I love it.  It was my favourite sweet as a child and if you look at the colourful shapes, you will easily understand why.  You children will love it too, trust me.  My 3 year old daughter could not stop admiring them… until she gave the first one a bite… then there was no way to stop her from devouring them!

Martorana - Marzipan

Martorana - Marzipan

I chose this sweet for the Online Bake Sale for Japan as I wanted to contribute something special, something that caught the eye of the potential bidders… after all, we are trying to raise as much money as possible here!  Be generous and when you bid please keep in mind that some of these pieces are fully hand-made (I only have moulds for some of the shapes) and I have hand painted all of them… so they are “precious”!!!

Martorana - Marzipan

Martorana - Marzipan (Japan Flag)

You may get the same shapes as in the pictures or there could be slight variations of shapes and/or colours.  Each piece is unique… after all, that’s what “hand-made” means!  Please, come over to The Tomato Tart’s website on March 30th and bid for them!

Martorana - Marzipan (Japan Flag)

Martorana - Marzipan (Japan Flag)

Martorana - Marzipan (Japan Flag)

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So, once again… remember, put a reminder in your calendar and come over to The Tomato Tart’s website on March 30th to place your bids for Manu’s Menu’s Almond Cookies and Martorana – Marzipan and for all the other wonderful treats that will be baked all around the world for you and shipped directly to your home!

Here is a list of all the other people who will contribute to the auction with their goodies, make sure to check them out!

 

52 Sweets http://www.52sweets.com/
A Half Baked Life http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com
A Taste Of Koko http://www.atasteofkoko.com/
All Day Long I Dream About Food http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com/
Annie B. Bond http://www.anniebbond.com/
Babe In Soyland http://www.babeinsoyland.com
Boul­der Locavore http://boulderlocavore.blogspot.com/
Bread And Love And Chocolate http://www.breadloveandchocolate.com
Brooke’s Bis­cuits Bars And Brownies
Bud­get Gourmet Mom http://www.budgetgourmetmom.com/
C&C Cak­ery http://cccakery.blogspot.com/
Chipped Bowl http://chippedbowl.tumblr.com/
Como Water http://comowater.com/
Cook­ing Ital­ian In The Midwest http://cookingitalianinthemidwest.blogspot.com
Cook­ing With Sean And Joey http://www.cookingwithsean.com/
Cook­istry http://cookistry.blogspot.com/
Cre­ate Amaz­ing Meals http://www.createamazingmeals.com/
Dulis Serenus http://www.dulcisserenus.wordpress.com/
Eat The Love http://www.eatthelove.com
Eno­tria Guide http://www.enotriaguide.com
Eunice Montes http://www.eunicemontes.com
Food And Scent http://www.foodandscent.com
French Press Memos http://www.frenchpressmemos.blogspot.com
Full Cir­cle Adventure http://www.fullcircleadv.com
Give Me Flour http://www.givemeflour.com/
Gluten Free Baking http://www.GlutenFreeBaking.com
Hezzi D’s Books And Cooks http://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.blogspot.com
Hun­gry Rabbit http://hungryrabbitnyc.com/
I Am A Feeder http://iamafeeder.net/
Ilke’s Kitchen http://www.ilkeskitchen.com
Jules Bea Gluten Free Make Shop http://julesbea.wordpress.com/
Kitchen Cor­ners http://www.kitchencorners.com/
Kitchen M http://kitchen-em.blogspot.com
Kumiko’s Diary In The USA http://ameblo.jp/corniste/
La Vie En Route http://www.lavieenroute.com
Lemons And Anchovies http://lemonsandanchovies.wordpress.com
Lick My Spoon http://www.lickmyspoon.com
Lit­tle Girl Big Appetite http://www.littlegirlbigappetite.com/
Mak­ing Whoopie Pies http://makinwhoopie14.blogspot.com/
Manu’s Menu http://www.manusmenu.com/
Marnee’s Cook­ies http://www.marnees.com/
Melissa Breyer New York Times Writer, Author of the Book True Food
More Than A Mountfull http://www.morethanamountfull.com
Munchkin Munchies http://www.munchkinmunchies.blogspot.com
Nachista’s Nest http://nachista.blogspot.com/
Nom­niv­o­rous http://www.nomnivorous.com
Noon Cafe http://nooncafe.com/
Nosh This http://www.noshthis.com
Not Quite Nigella http://www.notquitenigella.com/
Notes From The CookieJar http://www.notesfromthecookiejar.com
Nuts About Food http://nutsaboutfooditaly.blogspot.com
Offally Tasty http://www.offallytasty.wordpress.com/
Pinay Cook­ing Corner http://www.pinaycookingcorner.com/
Plate Fod­der http://platefodder.blogspot.com/
Rice And Wheat http://www.riceandwheat.com
Ringal­ings http://ringalings.blogspot.com/
Rose­mar­ried http://www.rosemarried.com
Salty Seat­tle http://www.saltyseattle.com
Sin­fully Yours Chocolate http://www.sinfullyyourschocolate.com
Sophis­ti­mom http://www.sophistimom.com/
Steph’s Bite By Bite http://www.stephsbitebybite.com
Sugar Daze Cupcakes http://www.sugardazecupcakes.com
Sushi Day http://sushiday.com/
Sweet And Crumby http://www.sweetandcrumby.com/
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!! http://thatskinnychickcanbake.blogspot.com/
The Adven­ture­some Kitchen http://www.adventuresomekitchen.wordpress.com/
The Baked Life http://www.thebakedlife.blogspot.com/
The Choco­late Cult http://thechocolatecult.blogspot.com/
The Crue Cart http://thecruecart.com/home.html
The Dailly Palette http://www.thedailypalette.com/
The Dusty Baker http://www.thedustybaker.com/
The Gluten Freed Gourmet http://www.theglutenfreedgourmet.com
The Lit­tle Foodie http://www.thelittlefoodie.com
The Spice Garden http://thespicegarden.blogspot.com/
The Tomato Tart http:/www.thetomatotart.com
The Urban Baker http://theurbanbaker.com
The Year In Food http://theyearinfood.com/
This Lit­tle Piggy Went To The Farmer’s Market http://www.thislittlepiggywenttothefarmersmarket.com
U Try It http://www.utry.it
Unri­valed­kitch http://sleepysachi.livejournal.com
Veg­ansaurus http://www.vegansaurus.com
When Adobo Met Feijoada http://whenadobometfeijoada.blogspot.com/
Whit’s Amuse Bouche http://www.whitsamusebouche.com/
Wine Book Girl http://winebookgirl.blogspot.com
Yue Handi Crafts http://yuehandicrafts.blogspot.com/

 

PLEASE BE GENEROUS AND “LET’S RAISE SOME DOUGH” FOR THE AMAZING JAPANESE PEOPLE!  THEY REALLY  NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GIVE THEM.

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14 Responses to ONLINE BAKE SALE FOR JAPAN – MANU’S MENU SNEAK PEEK

  1. This is wonderful Manu..just wonderful and your sweet treats are beautiful!

  2. visda says:

    What a fantastic idea. That’s a great and fun way to help. I love those Japan flags.:-)

  3. Liz says:

    Your donations are wonderful!

  4. Manu I too am doing the bake sale for Japan and absolutely love your creations! So thoughtful and whimsical. Love that they are specialities of your area and the tribute to Japan. Someone will be very happy to win them I’m sure!

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  6. Kankana says:

    This is truly amazing Manu. I suck at creative baking otherwise I would have surely participated! I would like it if you share this with Hearth and Soup Hop. Visit my post to link :) Thanks!

    • Manu says:

      Ohhh I would have loved to (would have been a great way to spread the word), but I thought you could only link recipes… so I have already linked the crumbed pork involtini recipe for this week! And I have read you should only link one post per week! :-(

  7. Great idea! I seem to be missing from your list Manu! I think I was a last minute entry. I really hope that we raise a lot for Japan :)

  8. Joyti says:

    BOTH sound wonderful! Yum…

  9. Tiffany says:

    Your treats are STUNNING Manu!

  10. Elyse says:

    This is great! So many people are participating too which is awesome!

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