Montag, 8. November 2010

TWD: Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake

I had no idea what a Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake as chosen by Jessica of Singleton in the Kitchen chose for this week's TWD, should look like. So I did what every decent 21st century women does - I googled it.

Therefore I hope, what I made is pretty close to what it should look like. Anyhow, it did taste excellent, but it was not too hard to convince me, because I adore shortbread. They are really my favourite kind of cookies. Because they are sweets, but more and the fat-and-a-tad-salty taste than on the complete sweet side. And that is just my cup of tea.
The cranberries match perfectly. I am glad I didn't switch to plums - my first intention. Because it is impossible to get fresh or frozen cranberries here. Only dried ones. Dried with a heavy load of sugar. But we have something similar, lingonberry-jam, which is served with deer. So that's what I used. I know, I know, I skipped making the jam myself. But honestly, you cant' really buy fresh lingonberries, only the ready-made jam. I mixed them with some of the dried cranberries, and ended up with a good mix for the filling.

Without the jam in the middle, the cake would be a bit too dry. All in all it was pretty, pretty easy to make (uhm, maybe only because I buyed the jam...) and fast and at least one of my colleagues (and me!) loved it!

You can finde the recipe on Jessicas page or on pages 208-209 of Dorie's book

Kommentare:

  1. You did what worked for you and look at those results!! Looks wonderful.

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  2. This turned out just right. Ligonberry jam sounds perfect - we don't get cranberries either, so I used Ikea cloudberry jam.

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  3. I cannot imagine not having cranberries because I love them so much. But your ligonberry jam sounds just right to mix with this shortbread. Great job on yours!

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  4. I love lingonberry jam! I get that on my crepes at IHOP.:) Glad this was easy and delicious!

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  5. How great that you googled this cake! It's hard without a picture to guide us along, isn't it? I had no idea what this was supposed to look like. Your cake looks lovely, and lingonberry jam sounds just perfect in the middle. Thank you for baking along with me this week!

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  6. I also love shortbread. This was delicious. Have a great day!

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  7. Looks wonderful! Have a lovely day!

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  8. mmm the browning on top... tons of flavor. looks great!

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  9. It looks good! the crust is my fav. I love shortbread cookies too!!

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  10. I forgot how much I love shortbread and then the zip of the sweet tart cranberry was just fabulous.
    AmyRuth

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