Night of Dessert Stars

May 13, 2012 7:12:26 AM PDT
On Saturday, May 19, a tasty benefit will pin pastry chefs against each other for an organization that helps keep area youth on the right track.

YouthBuild Lake County's (link: "Night of Dessert Stars" will feature Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" Duff Goldman and pastry chefs from Chicago to Gurnee. Among them will be Shebyll "Neecie" McGill, Front Office Manager and Educational Coordinator of YouthBuild Lake County/ Chef, who came into our ABC7 studio kitchen to show us how to make her Buttermilk Pie. Along with her came Laurel Tustison, Executive Director of YouthBuild Lake County, and Steve Blinderman, Board Member of YouthBuild Lake County/ co-Chair of Spring Benefit Committee/ Vice-Chair of Board.

The mission of YouthBuild Lake County is to help low-income young adults complete their education, learn the necessary skills to become gainfully employed, and build a hopeful future for themselves and their families.

YouthBuild Lake County's Night Of Dessert Stars
Saturday, May 19
7-10 p.m.
Hyatt Deerfield
1750 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL
Cost: $150/ Ticket

Chef Neecie's Buttermilk Pie

2 cups Sugar
3 TB Flour
1 TB Lemon Zest (optional)
4 Lg. Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1 stick Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour and lemon zest.
Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
Stir in the buttermilk an dthe melted butter.
Bake until slightly brownded and the center sets.
Cook-time is about 30-45 minutes.

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