Do you like cranberries? They, it seems to me, are conflicted. They can be yummy- dried is pretty much the only way I like them. Doused with sugar and canned is the only way most other people I know like them. But this week's TWD was a great new twist to the fickle fruit. Dorie's Cranberry Shortbread Cake is a layer of cranberry jam sandwiched in shortbread.
The cranberry jam was quick- orange and cranberry cooked with sugar and water:
The recipe says to cook the jam for about 5 minutes- mine took closer to 12.
I wasn't really sure what to expect with this- it says "shortbread" but it also says "cake." Which is it? I'm going to say it was really more like shortbread cookies with a layer of jam between.
My kids loved this- they ate it for dessert Sunday night, and then one of them wanted it for breakfast the next morning. I think next time I would leave out the orange zest- the orange flavor almost overpowered the cranberries. Or, skip the cranberries altogether and make with raspberries! Yum!
The recipe will be here.