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Sep 20, 2007 06:50 PM

Savory bake sale items?

We're holding a bake sale to raise some money for our company's Breast Cancer walk team and someone brought up the idea that we might want to add some non-sugary items to the table. Now, she may have meant sugar-free sweet or savory, but I thought I'd see what kind of savory baked goods we could do.

They need to be easily made, individual bites, portable (nothing delicate), and most importantly, able to stand at room temperature. I'm thinking this leaves out ricotta items and similar dairy ingredients? I was thinking meat pies, but perhaps that's too high-carb? I have such a sweet tooth, I can't get my brain to think of non-sweet items!


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  1. Mini quiches might be nice. And I think meat pie sounds great!! Maybe tourtière?

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    1. re: littlegreenpea

      Savory muffins like ham and cheese or stuffing muffins, (Heaped stuffing baked in muffin them dropped in soups)

    2. Spanakopita triangles keep well at room temp.

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      1. re: MobyRichard

        I was thinking of something along these lines, then wondered if people would be turned off by such a buttery pastry. Then again, who are these "people" who don't like cookies and cake to begin with??

        I think I'll look into how much work it would be to roll up a bunch of triangles.

      2. roll out some pie pastry and press it into muffin tins to make little tartlet shells. bake them at 375 or so until they're set and then fill them with things like sauteed mushrooms and parmesan, broiled tomatoes and mozzarella, caramelized onions and butternut squash and sage and cheese, etc., then stick back in the oven to finish setting them. they'll hold at room temperature and you won't have to worry about eggy things getting tough or sitting out too long (and you can sneak veggies in!)

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          1. re: ginqueen

            These sound great - I'm going to have to experiment with them because I signed up to be a baker for my son's bake sales at school and I think savory baked goods are a terrific idea!

          2. Small focaccia rounds, rosemary or black pepper crackers, sesame seed or poppy seed breadsticks. Any bread recipe could be put in muffin tins, I made a cornmeal/parmesan bread a few weeks ago that would have worked well for that.

            1. Cheese straws and breadsticks come to mind.

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              1. re: jillp

                i was scrolling down to see if someone already hit these!