December 6, 2010

Cranberry Duff: A Pictorial

Photos are a must for me when I cook. Perhaps because I'm a visual leaner. Perhaps you are too? Either way, I made my Nanny Maureen's Cranberry Duff that I shared with She Cooks. Since the recipe is obscure, I thought I'd share the steps picture by picture!

First things first...Here's my beautiful Nanny with my adorable sister on her third birthday. I'm pretty sure that's not Cranberry Duff cake!

Cake
~2 Cups Bisquick
~4 teaspoons white sugar
~2 Cups fresh cranberries


~Mix Bisquick/sugar with enough milk so it's dough-like consistency (hmmmm....I'd guess that's about a half cup or so? start small...)
~Add the cranberries

~Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until a knife you poke in the middle comes out clean

before the fiery furnace

and after! hello beautiful!

Sauce

~2 Cups white sugar
~4 tablespoons flour
~Whisk together. Add 1 Cup hot water

~In a saucepan, mix above ingredients with half stick butter
~When melted, add 3 tablespoons cider vinegar (more or less to taste...I add 4, but my mom adds less)
~Add 1 teaspoon vanilla
~Let simmer on low-medium low heat until thick. Be sure to stir constantly or that bad boy will stick something fierce to the bottom of your pot!

~Slice into scrumptious portions. Drizzle (or ladle!) sauce on top.

~Enjoy! Oh, and make sure Watson and Newman approve!

4 comments:

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

You are so cute. I love the step-by-step in pictures...helps me follow along!! And I love the LADLE idea! :)

Mostly...I love you and LeAnn!

Hugs,
Sharon

Kandi said...

I remember my grandma used to make this!! Not sure where she found the recipe since I am a Wisconsin girl, but I remember her making something like this when I was just a youngsta. Thanks for bringing back such a fond childhood memory, I forgot all about it.

Fields of gold said...

Aw, thanks Sharon!! We LOVE you too!!

Fields of gold said...

Kandi, that's wild! I haven't met anyone outside my family who's heard of this recipe! Cool! Did your grandma ever tell you the origins? We can't figure where it came from...

Bon appetite! :)