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The US Greatest Baker

Bakers from all over the world are invited to compete in the world's largest online competition for bakers! The winner will receive worldwide recognition as The Greatest Baker of 2020, a year's supply of Stuffed Puffs, he/she will also be featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine.

Miami is being represented by Betsy Lazaro!

How about you help by voting for her? Please check the link below:

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https://greatestbaker.com/2020/ldquo-betsy-rdquo-patricia-l-aacute-zaro

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You can vote once a day until November 5th!

If you haven't heard of Stuffed Puffs, they're the brilliant minds behind the popular (and delicious) milk chocolate-filled marshmallows that are perfect for creating desserts and tasty s'mores without all of the mess.

Stuffed Puffs also has something special in store for one talented baker! In addition to the title, the magazine feature, and 10K, our first place baker will receive a trip to Pennsylvania to spend a day in the life with Stuffed Puffs CEO, Michael Tierney. And if that isn't enough, Stuffed Puffs will also be sending our baker home with a year's supply of marshmallows!

What is your signature bake Betsy?

Brigadeiros, also known as Brazilian truffles. A Brazilian treat, filled with history and memories. Condensed milk, chocolate, and butter are the base for this little sweet, that comes in different variations of flavor, and that I make present in every cake, and tart I bake.

How long have you been baking?

I was 5 or 6, when I was allowed to use the stove top, to make myself chocolate pudding. Since than I haven’t stopped. In 2014, I created a page on Facebook, as a way of sharing my creations. Since 2019, I have shared this passion with all who want to learn and have a good time , through Airbnb.com/experiences - “Baking as a Brazilian in Miami Beach” (now on standby due to COVID19).

What is your best baking secret?

My family’s recipe of Pastissets de Boniato. A Spanish crunchy and crumbly pastry spiked with sugar cane spirits, filled with a velvety sweet potato filling. Moreover, it tells the story of my family, how my grandparents and father emigrated from post-war Spain to Brazil, and recreated family traditions with ingredients that were unknown to them, such as cachaça, Brazilian liquor distilled from sugar cane. Sharing it would mean perpetuating a little piece of my family’s history