Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TWD: Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread


After last week’s diversion of peanut butter and chocolate, Tuesdays With Dorie continues to celebrate fall flavors with Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread. Cranberry jam and shortbread are two totally delicious foods that I never would have thought to put together – excellent idea, Dorie! The texture of the shortbread layers reminded me more of a big, soft sugar cookie than a typical shortbread. Whatever the texture, you can’t complain about jam sandwiched between two layers of buttery goodness. I also like the jam layer so much that I’m thinking of making another batch of it. I had a feeling this recipe would be a winner and went ahead and made the full recipe, and the two of us are doing a prodigious job of getting through it. This is the type of treat that makes you want to have a light dinner to ensure room for dessert.



We rated this recipe a 9 for Deliciousness and I gave it a 3.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.57. Many thanks to Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen for choosing this amazing dessert; you can find the recipe here on her site. Jessica is a talented writer, and does an excellent job of sharing her family and food memories – I always look forward to the stories that accompany her posts. I hope the other TWD bakers enjoyed this recipe as much as I did.

8 comments:

Kayte said...

Oh, yours looks just perfect! Wasn't this good...a big hit here, top five for me for sure!

Tracey said...

Pretty cake Margot! I loved this one too, and you're definitely right about the texture. I went full size also, but wound up giving most of mine away - a move I definitely came to regret :)

Jess said...

This one was definitely well worth the (little) effort - yours is lovely!

Rachel said...

Nice job! I could go for more, this was so good!

TeaLady said...

Oh, Yeah, this was really good. And so versatile for so many fillings.

Yours looks so lovely.

jillbert said...

This looks so good. I know I would have liked this, but I think I'd be the only one eating it, so I skipped.

Jessica said...

Your cake looks delicious. In fact, looking at your pictures makes me wish I could have a slice right now. I'm so glad you enjoyed this cake. Thanks for baking along with me!

Leslie said...

Beautiful cake, Margot! This one was a huge hit here.