Jane Nolan is an incredible woman with a strength of character I've always admired. We've been friends for many years. The kind of friends who don't have to see each other often, but still click like not a second has passed when they do meet up. Another attribute of Jane's is her kitchen talent. Here is one of her latest creations that tastes marvelous and is healthy, too.
2 cup sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (not margarine)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2½ cup cranberries (fresh, or if frozen, thaw slightly if you have time)
2/3 cup chopped pecans
whipped cream or topping for serving
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Grease a 9x13 pan.
Beat eggs and sugar together for 5min.
Add butter and vanilla. Beat 2 more minutes.
Stir in the flour just until combined. (Very heavy batter)
Add cranberries and nuts. (I use the mixer for about a minute just to incorporate well. This also breaks a few of the berries apart & lends a nice touch to the finished product)
Spread into the pan. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. (Usually done after 50 min.)
Serve with whipped cream or whipped topping.
I'll be back Monday. Until then...
Enjoy life to the fullest,