Tuesdays with Dorie: Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread CakeNovember 9, 2010 at 1:01 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 31 Comments
I am apparently the world’s worst interior decorator. Bought a few rugs for the new house, and totally don’t like them with the furniture. Got a new mattress for the guest bed, and didn’t realize I should have gone with a low-profile boxspring…looks ridiculous…like a princess and the pea bed.
At least I can usually make a cake look nice, although it’s not hard to do when the cake has a layer of gorgeous ruby-red cranberry jam running through it. This Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake that Jessica of Singleton in the Kitchen chose for TWD seemed more puffy cookie than fluffy cake to me, but I was more than happy to gobble it up. It’s very good, and it’s not just for Thanksgiving at all. I really like a nice, tart cranberry sauce, but it could just as easily be filled with fruit jam. In fact, I’m tempted to try it with the lingonberry jam I buy from IKEA, and also to see if a half-recipe with fit in a loaf pan, because I think it would make for nice bars.
I have a dentist appointment today…time to see if the past six months of sweets have caught up with me! Eek!