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I absolutely love to bake for my friends, however, many of them are across the country. I really want to send a delicious treat to many of them for the holidays, but what can I bake that will hold up and stay fresh during shipping from NY to California?

asked by NYCNomNom almost 8 years ago

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beyondcelery
added almost 8 years ago

Almond toffee, coated in dark chocolate, holds up very well over long distances. If you're going to ship your baked goods overnight or 2-day, then loaves of banana bread, cranberry bread, or pumpkin bread will keep well. If you're going to send things the cheapest route, it'll take about a week and I wouldn't send anything pre-baked. I get around this problem by sending homemade quick bread, cookie, and brownie mixes. All they have to do at the other end is add eggs, oil, and liquid, then bake.

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added almost 8 years ago

Biscotti - any variety. If packed reasonably well, they hold up in shipping and also have a longer 'shelf life' than many cookies/treats, so you don't have to worry about them being fresh when they arrive. (When my son was in college halfway across the country, I experimented with many a cookie and nothing arrived as intact as biscotti.)

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NYCNomNom
added almost 8 years ago

Thanks! My concern with chocolate is that it will melt in transit... have you had experience with this?

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