Here's a sweet gift idea: cake in a jar! We'd never heard of these until recently, but apparently it's an old country tradition and several bloggers, like Angry Chicken who made the cakes above, have experimented with them. They're just the right size gifts for co-workers, and they can be easily mailed to friends and family. We like the fact that it's a gift with reusable packaging, too.The cakes are baked in sterilized jars and then sealed. Supposedly they can be stored for up to six months or a year, although we imagine our recipients would be eating the cakes sooner than that!
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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