That’s right, pandemic be damned, we kept the tradition alive. And like everything else in 2020, we did it over zoom.
We simplified our plans a little and kept to baking one recipe and making one ornament. And even though we weren’t physically together, it was still a lot of fun! We each logged on and then went about setting up our work stations.
This year, we decided to try our first pavlovas.
Sylvie made little baskets and I made something shaped more like a cake and based on the recipe found here.
I was lucky because all I had to do was shape a blob of meringue into something slightly less blob-like, while Sylvie had the challenge of piping her meringue into little pavlova baskets. I think it’s fair to say this process was a little more messy than she anticipated.
But they look so cute!
And then everything went into the oven and didn’t come out until the Covid vaccine was approved. Well not exactly, but the wait felt the same. In reality, I think mine was in there for about 7 hours.
While the pavlovas cooled in the oven, we moved on to our felt ornaments. This year we chose a pattern that was meant to look like classic glass balls through stitching and bead-work.
I think they turned out great!
I’m very glad we were able to use technology to keep this tradition alive and to continue to be creative together. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without it.