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A team from St. Lawrence University's Dining Services won the top prize in the Potsdam Food Co-op's 9th Annual Holiday Bake-Off contest.

The event took place at the Co-op's Carriage House Bakery on December 3, 2006. It was combined with a silent auction of baked goods to benefit the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.

The winner of the Holiday Dessert category was SLU Dining Service's Triple Latte Cheesecake, which also brought in the most money for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center, going for $100 in the silent auction. The event raised a total of $1,037 for the center, with 30 desserts and goodies auctioned.

Co-op General Manager Scott Miller said, "The Holiday Bake-Off is one of my favorite Co-op events. I enjoy the dessert dynamic, the intense bidding and the fact that for the second year in a row we've raised more than $1,000. I thank everyone who contributed and bid in this event."

The Potsdam Neighborhood Center designates the money raised at the bake-off for seeds and plants sold in the spring so that people can grow their own vegetables. The money is also used for food emergencies throughout the year. The Neighborhood Center is the outreach site of the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program. Its mission is to help the poor and at-risk population of the area, providing resources and referrals and encouraging education, training and employment. The center houses the Emergency Food Pantry and sponsors programs in housing, nutrition and family development.

More information: Potsdam Food Co-Op Web site

Award-Winning Triple Latte Cheesecake Recipe

Posted: January 4, 2007

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