McHenry County College has announced the 2017 season re-opening of its student-run bakery, Sweet Scots, on Sept. 14.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. offering freshly-baked cookies, brownies, pastries and beverages.
In its fifth year, the bakery is part of the college's Culinary Management program where students get hands-on experience running a real bakery. Students in the class are working toward their AAS degree in Baking and Pastry Management.
Back by popular demand is a daily $5 lunch box special that will change every week. All menu items are made from scratch without any artificial colors or flavors. Vegan and gluten-free options will again be available. Some new highlights this year are: lemon crumb cakes and savory scones. Favorites such as Earl Grey cherry tea cookies, espresso cream brownies, and frozen rumchata cannoli will also return this semester. The full menu will be available on the Sweet Scots website the day of opening.
The hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday in the Scot Room (B178), next to the culinary lab in Building B.
To view the weekly soups and pastry specials, visit the Sweet Scots Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sweetscots.
For more information and the full menu, visit www.mchenry.edu/sweets.