Fall Baking Starts With Cornbread!
La Matriz Bakery is participating in the Artisan Grain Collective's Neighbor Loaves program! We're making our debut with cornbread. A staple quick bread rooted in African-American, LatinX and Native American cultures, it can be sweet, savory or plain. Enjoy alone or paired with meal options! Made with locally sourced cornmeal and flour.
40% of cornbread sales will benefit the RTW Veteran Center, which is dedicated to connecting veterans, the homeless and food insecure with the resources they need.
(Pictured: orange-cranberry cornbread)
Sweet or savory, this close relative to the biscuit is a delight! We use traditional recipes for cut and drop scones that result in a fantastic texture...never dry. Can be enjoyed as is or garnished--fruit preserves or butter--alone, with a beverage or a meal.
30% of scone sales will benefit the What to Expect Project, which helps marginalized expectant and new moms.
(Pictured: apple-ginger scones)
You absolutamente can't go wrong with a standard like this! Plain, dusted, glazed, fruit/nut filled or garnished with fresh berries/flowers...the options are virtually endless.
30% of pound cake sales will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository which helps many communities that suffer from food apartheid.
(pictured: blueberry pound cake with lemon moscato glaze)
Hunger & Health Care
Chicago's 60628 community is affected by food apartheid. Children, seniors and expectant/new moms are particularly vulnerable. As a participant in the Artisan Grain Collective's Neighbor Loaves program, I am supporting the CDC's #HearHer campaign by dedicating a portion of my sales to the What to Expect Project.