Blog FPO
By: | Dec, 17 2021

10 Days of Holiday Baking with Event Garde - Day 6: Millionaire Shortbread

On the sixth day of holiday baking Event Garde team member Aaron Wolowiec shares with us a decadent shortbread recipe. Perfect for sharing or enjoying on your own with a cup of coffee!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups packed light-brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 cups cold, unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla, divided
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ lb. high-quality milk or dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 ℉. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch pan, layer the pan with parchment paper, and butter the paper.
  2. To make the shortbread, measure the flour, ½ cup of the brown sugar, and ½ tsp. of salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until mixed. Add 1 cup of the butter in chunks and pulse until roughly mixed. Sprinkle in ½ tsp. of vanilla, continue the process until the dough begins to form a ball. Remove from the processor and press evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning the pan halfway through to brown evenly. 
  3. To make the caramel, melt the remaining 1 cup of butter over low heat. Stir in the remaining 1 cup brown sugar, the corn syrup, and the condensed milk. Raise heat to medium-low; bring to a boil, stir constantly for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the remaining ½ tsp. of salt, then 1 tsp. of vanilla. Pour evenly over the baked crust; let cool.
  4. Melt the chocolate, then pour it evenly over the caramel layer. Cool completely in the pan, then use the parchment paper to lift the shortbread out of the pan. Cut into squares.
By: Allison Laux | Aug, 12 2022
Associations

Findings of 2022 Non-Profit Survey on Value Proposition

Halmyre has released their latest report: Growing Value: Findings of Halmyre's Non-Profit Value Proposition Survey. This is based on the 2022 survey of Non-Profit Executives about value proposition, member engagement, pricing strategy, and data intelligence. Here are two highlights from the learning.

Read More >

Developing a Site Visit Itinerary

With sky high flight prices, travel delays, and lost luggage, it’s more important than ever to ensure every site visit is productive, efficient, and flexible. Here are 5 steps to guarantee that you are crafting a worthwhile itinerary for your group.

Read More >
By: Kara Nacarato | Jul, 29 2022
Meetings

Flexibility and Creativity: The Key to Event Planning

As we prepare to kick off the busy fall conference season, we are continuously reminded that despite the resurgence of in-person events, the way we plan and execute events continues to require more flexibility…with a side of creativity.

Read More >

Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

Read More >

Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Luke Whalin is our Gardian of the Month! He shares his favorite part of learning something new, his go-to networking tip, the tools that help him retain knowledge and shares which animal's life he would like to live! 

Read More >

15 Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits

In partnership with ConferenceDirect, I recently began exploring and conducting virtual site visits. Based upon our recent experiences sourcing a number of venues for national events, following are 15 best practices for making the most of your virtual site visits.

Read More >