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Good morning! How was your weekend? Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? I am and I cannot wait to sit down with my family and eat some of my favorite foods. This year in addition to pumpkin pie I am making a white cake with cranberry jam and white buttercream, I think it will be a great addition to the dessert table.
8 oz. fresh cranberries
11/2 cups water
11/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup superfine sugar
Place water and sugar in a pan over medium heat. Cook mixture until sugar is dissolved and then take off the heat. Let cool for a little then add the cranberries. Refrigerate overnight, stir a few times to coat the berries. Then drain cranberries in a colander. Place the cranberries in a bowl, add the superfine sugar and coat the cranberries with sugar.
11/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
zest of one lemon
1 Tablespoon of butter
Place the cranberries, water, salt and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook stirring frequently until berries have burst, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
11/2 cups of butter at room temperature( 3 sticks)
41/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tablespoons heavy cream
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment whip butter for 7-8 minutes, until nearly white and light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl frequently.
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream, mix on low until everything is mixed in and then increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy.
To assemble the cake, place first layer on a cake plate, add a layer of the cranberry jam, then add second layer of cake, then layer of jam and finally another layer of cake. Frost with a thin layer of frosting, place in refrigerator for 20 minutes, then front or decorate the cake with remaining frosting, decorate with candied berries. Enjoy.
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Please share if you do.
Have a wonderful Monday and a great week.