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National Shortbread Day

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, home by carolyn bowen, January Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, long road, long road home, long road home by Carolyn, national shortbread, National Shortbread Day, Online Shopping, Queen of Scots, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Shortbread History, the jewel in the crown, Today’s National Food History, Today’s National Food Holiday, Today’s USA National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Shortbread Day 2018 National Shortbread Day Today is National Shortbread Day. This food holiday is celebrated annually on January 6th. What is Shortbread? Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. Traditional shortbread has four ingredients at most: sugar, butter, flour and sometimes vanilla. Modern recipes often deviate from the original by splitting the sugar into equal parts granulated and icing sugar and adding salt. Shortbread vs Shortcake Shortbread is different from shortcake, though they are similar: shortcake can be made using vegetable fat instead of butter and usually has a leavening agent such as baking powder, which gives it a different texture. Shortbread biscuits are often associated with normal egg-based biscuits. Shortbread History The story of shortbread begins with the medieval “biscuit bread”. Any leftover dough...

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National Candy Cane Day

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, home by carolyn bowen, National Candy Cane Day, Peppermint Latte Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Today’s USA National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book. Betty MacDonald National Candy Cane Day Today is National Candy Cane Day! I’m thinking whoops, aren’t we celebrating this holiday a day late? Aren’t candy canes treats Santa hands out to children, Christmas tree, and holiday party colorful decorations? But, there’s more – Candy Cane as a holiday treat is enjoyed through New Year celebrations. So, we aren’t celebrating National Candy Cane Day too late! Now, are you ready for a peppermint latte? Check out our delicious Recipe from our 2017 National Peppermint Latte Day! It’s not a new idea The “Christmas equals candy canes” idea predates the United States by more than 100 years. The tradition was born (1670) in the Cologne Cathedral in Germany because the choirmaster needed something to remedy the noise caused by...

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