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This year, the holiday season’s definitely going to be different than normal. Under any normal circumstances, most families would all gather together under one roof, and share joy, laughter, and amazing food between them. Of course, things will be different due to the current circumstances.
Whether you’ve got a family member or two that are particularly at risk or your local area is under lockdown, there are plenty of reasons why you might not want to meet up for a traditional holiday celebration. We completely understand that, though there’s no denying that it’s a bit of a bummer.
Good news, however! Thanks to the wonders of the postal service and modern technology, it’s possible to have a virtual holiday celebration while everyone eats just as heartily as they might have done otherwise.
Here’s our suggestion: why not try to arrange to have a virtual family holiday celebration this year? While there are a few challenges involved, the end result is sure to be worth the mild difficulties, so why not try it out?
While we can’t help you download Zoom onto your aunt’s tablet, we can help you make some amazing baked goods that are sure to delight whoever’s coming to your virtual celebration this year. Some baked goods ship better than others do, and there are a couple that would be an outright disaster to make for this type of event. For that reason, let’s get to it!
For more information on how to ship your baked goods read this article.
Or if you prefer video The Flour Box has put together this excellent video:
Easy Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe
This is a classic treat that always seems to crop up around Christmas, though it’s a firm favorite all year round.
Millionaire’s shortbread, also known as caramel shortbread, caramel slice, and a number of other names, is a very simple dessert or sweet treat. It’s made up of a basic shortbread base, topped with caramel, and, finally, milk chocolate.
It’s a dessert that’s perfectly simple and easy to make, and because of that, it can be a lifesaver during the holiday season. Let’s say you’re going crazy running around to try to pick up a turkey, and you forget to grab anything for dessert – you probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard.
There are a few different ways to make this dessert, and they all have varying degrees of difficulty. The prime example of this is the dichotomy of a millionaire’s shortbread – whether or not you should make your own caramel. Caramel can be a difficult food to cook, so it may be easier to simply buy your caramel in a tin or a tub, and go from there. On the other hand, you can more easily flavor it if you make it yourself. The choice is yours!
You also have a lot of decorative options for this dessert, as the default is a simple rectangle of milk chocolate. This means that you can add a number of things, both to the chocolate and on top of it. A classic choice is to marble a little white chocolate into the milk chocolate while it’s still setting. This is a really simple way to get a beautiful and elegant finish to your baked goods.
The great thing about millionaire’s shortbread in the case of this article is that they’re sure to ship well. At the heart of it, they’re sturdy little biscuits that are sure not to go too stale, plus they’re resilient to being shaken about by the postal service. To ship these sweet treats well, your best bet is to package them in an airtight container, and then wrap that container with bubble wrap, place it into a cardboard box, seal it, and ship! The airtight container will stave off the biscuits getting stale, while the bubble wrap will stave off any damage from rough handling.
British Flapjacks Recipe
Flapjack is a word that means several different things over the world, but in this article, we’re going to be discussing my favorite British flapjacks recipe.
If you’re only familiar with another type of flapjack, let’s have a quick rundown of what a British flapjack is. Essentially, it’s a bar made mostly of oats, though it can be personalized with other things. The oats are mixed with fat, sugar, and golden syrup to form a thick mix, before being pressed into a baking tin and baked until golden brown.
The end result is a baked good that’s so sweet and luxurious that it’s a wonder I don’t make them all year round!
The true strength of the British flapjack recipe lies in how customizable it is. When I was younger, my mother always used to put raspberries in hers to give them a unique and delicious flavor. I love that, but with time my tastes have changed. Now, I quite enjoy mixing a shot of espresso and a handful of whole nuts into my flapjack mix. It’s a bit of an acquired taste, though it’s wonderful! Any flavor will surely work in a flapjack mix, whatever your niche sweet treat obsession is. Give it a go!
This benefit of the flapjack in this article is the same as the one that the millionaire’s shortbread had – it ships really well. The British flapjack is a particularly dense baked good, which means that it will be resilient during shipping, and sure to arrive in one piece. Plus, because the oats in flapjacks are relatively big, even if you do fall apart a little bit, they’ll be just like smaller, bite-sized versions of the same thing.
By sending these baked goods, and any others that your family might have a hankering for, to your family members, you can make your virtual holiday Christmas that much more magical. While we can’t all sit around the same table for a short while, it would be wonderful to sit together on a video call and talk about how good all of the baked goods we’ve got are. Happy holidays!
If you try this British flapjacks recipe or our easy millionaire’s shortbread recipe please share with me below. I’d love to hear how it goes!