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Bakesale Betties

Monty | | Dec 9, 2005 02:27 PM

OK, I know there has been thread after thread on Betties but I just want to put in my two cents worth. Met Betty probably two years ago at the Alameda Farmer's market. She was selling her wares from a van. It was spring so there were lots of strawberries and she had a to die for shortcake. There were also the scones, cookies, banana bread. Later on the sticky date pudding of which she gave me one to try it out. Pumpkin bread in the fall. Never was there anything even close to "just good" as far as I was concerned. And, it was my job to buy scones per orders from my wife.

Anyway, my wife was off today so we drove over to her store in Oakland having never been there. Of course the fried chicken/slaw sandwich was a must. Also got some chocolate chip/walnut cookies and the lamingtons having never had those. As she and her people always have been, a extra one was tossed in at no charge.

The sandwich was wonderful, the chicken having just a little bit of cayanne pepper, the slaw very tasty and the bun just soft enough to be used for that type of sandwich. Cookies were as good as I remember and the lamingtons, well, what can you say about something that good.

There is no doubt we'll make that drive again soon and many times to come.