Thursday, 18 September 2008

(un)healthy obsession with cranberries

I go through fads of favourite foods, but right now it's cranberries. Cranberry juice, cranberries, craisins (especially craisins)... it really doesn't matter. I can't get enough of their sharp, tarty, tangy flavour. Gib even bought me some real, unsweetened cranberry juice from Macro a few weeks ago - you know, the sort that make it feel like your face has been punched in if you try it straight. Cranberries are good for you too!

I spotted this recipe at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody for Pumpkin Cranberry Bars. I had a spare hour up my sleeve before going to training and had everything on hand, so I thought I'd give it a go. I used dairy free margarine, walnuts instead of pecans and I steamed and pureed some fresh pumpkin we had in the fridge. Because I'm lazy I made it in the food processor, leaving the walnuts and craisins until last.

The outcome was fantastic: as proof I've made 2 batches in 4 days! (Ok, so there was a book club being hosted at our house, and there were lots of people to share with). The walnuts and craisins gave the bars a lovely texture. This recipe goes into the "favourite recipe" pile.

The theme at Meet Met At Mikes this week is "A week of baking". Go check it out!


meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

that looks bloody delicious!
bring me some this minute.
okay. that's unreasonable.
bring me some some day.
and i will bring coffee.
and we can talk about things that are good and crafty and delicious.
you always make nice things!

cindy said...

I have a new cereal with cranberries in it and she stand and picks through it until she finds all the cranberries.

Jenaveve said...

As always - Yuuuuuuum!!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Yummo - that looks fabulous. I leerrrvvv cranberries. Even if the au naturale variety take the enamel off your teeth!