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MY FAMILY AND I ARE MAKING UP RECIPES TO ENTER A CONTEST. YOU HAVE TO USE CRANBERRIES. WE ALL GOT IN THE COOKBOOK LAST YEAR. MY MOM WAS SO EXCITED SHE HAS BEEN TRYING OUT THINGS ALL THE TIME.EVEN MY Y
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BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/2/2010 4:33 PM EDT
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MY FAMILY AND I ARE MAKING UP RECIPES TO ENTER A CONTEST. YOU HAVE TO USE CRANBERRIES. WE ALL GOT IN THE COOKBOOK LAST YEAR. MY MOM WAS SO EXCITED SHE HAS BEEN TRYING OUT THINGS ALL THE TIME.EVEN MY YOUNGRST ENTERED HIS PEANUT BUTTER BALLS HE MAKES,USING CRANBERRIES. WE SO LOVE TO COMPETE.IT IS FUN..I LOVE TO MAKE UP NEW THINGS..MY OLDEST SON ( THE NONCOOK) WANTS TO TRY.WE WILL SEE.I TOLD HIM TO FIND A HOBBY.WISH US LUCK...I'AM EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW IDEAS.

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/4/2010 11:25 AM EDT
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Good luck. It sounds like fun.Sounds like you all love to cook or bake.That is really cool.I hope one of you will win.Did your son get into the cookbook?.....Have fun.

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/5/2010 3:02 PM EDT
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I posted a fudge recipe in response to another post it contains dried cranberries look for that recipe or I can re-post it if you like. 

(If you can't find it I am pretty sure if you click on my name it will take you to all my posts and you can find it there as well.)

I have a great pound cake recipe that calls for dried cranberries as well as fresh cranberries.  If you would like that I can post it as well.
I don't know if your contest requires that the recipe be original or not.  If it does I don't know if either would qualify since they came from another source.  I suppose you could change them a bit to make them your own.  If you want the pound cake, and I must say it is spectacular!! let me know.

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/6/2010 5:42 PM EDT
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sure nikki , if you wish to post it. i do change, rework recipes all the time.thank you

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/7/2010 1:08 PM EST
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Yes, indeed, good luck. And I too think it's wonderful that your family gets involved - I'm jealous!

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/8/2010 9:13 AM EST
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This is the Fudge recipe.
Trail Mix White Fudge
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1/2 Cup dried apricots, diced
1/2 Cup roasted pistachios, chopped
1/2 Cup crystallized ginger, diced
2/3 Cup granulated sugar
5 ounces evaporated milk
1/4 tsp salt
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped or use chips
1 1/2 Cup mini marshmallows
Grease an 8 inch square pan.  Line with foil or parchment, allow a 2 inch over hang.
Place cranberries, apricots, pistachios and ginger in a large bowl.
Bring milk, salt and sugar to a boil, simmer stirring constantly until mixture turns a pale caramel color, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat stir in marshmallows then chocolate stirring vigorously until marshmallows melt.
Pour mixture into bowl with fruit and nuts and mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.  Press into prepared pan.  Cool then remove fudge from pan and cut into squares.

Do not be afraid of the quantity of ginger it is not over powering.
I have found crystallized ginger in a local market that carries a lot of "ethnic" foods for less than $4.00 a pound.  found it where they have some deli items and BULK spices not in the regular spice aisle.

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/8/2010 9:29 AM EST
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Oh the Pound-cake recipe.
Cranberry Almond Pound Cake
1 Cup dried cranberries
2 Tb amaretto  (if you have to you can substitute orange juice).
3 Cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 can, 7-8 ounces almond paste
1 Cup butter
2 Cups sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
5 large eggs
8 ounces sour cream
2 Cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen. If frozen do not thaw first.
Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease and flour a tube pan
In a small bowl combine dried cranberries and amaretto, set aside
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda.
In a small bowl grate the almond paste.
In large bowl of mixer beat butter until creamy.  Gradually beat in sugar; beat 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scrape bowl with spatula.  Beat in almond paste and extract.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.  Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with the sour cream beginning and ending with the flour.  Beat just until blended.
With spoon stir in dried cranberries with soaking liquid and the fresh cranberries.
Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake cake 1 hour and 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 1 hour.  Remove cake from pan and cool completely on rack.

I did this using mini loaf pans (5 1/2 X 3) and the bake time was about 35 minutes.
I would guess the bake time in a Bundt pan would be the same as a Tube pan and regular size loaf pans would be close to 1 hour.
This is an amazing cake, smells divine and tastes incredible.  Enjoy.

Re: BAKING TO ENTER CONTEST

posted at 11/8/2010 10:46 AM EST
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thank you nikki,
   sounds and looks wonderful. i may make some up for my memere's 91st. b'day...have a nice day.

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