First night of Hanukkah and we are actually invited to our Rabbi’s house for dinner. The kids are intrigued and excited. Although his wife had asked me to bring “nothing”, I insisted on bringing dessert ( am guilty of not going anywhere empty handed – it makes me uncomfortable). I packed up a large box of the chocolate gingerbread stars, picked up some Sufganiot (mini jelly donuts-a holiday tradition) and made this Brown Butter Cranberry Tart (recipe here).
I was having breakfast with my friend Daryn (she and I had written a book together in 2001) and she had mentioned that she had made this dessert from Food & Wine for her Thanksgiving feast. She gave it rave reviews and I trust her taste in food. I ran home and pulled it off the Internet.
The crust is not your typical crust. It is more like a shortbread crust, light and flaky, buttery and yummy. This is a wonderful treat.
Next time I would add the cranberries right before serving. It would also be delicious topped off with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
p.s. sorry for the lousy photos. It has been raining here and I like to use natural light for all my photos. Will have to make it again just to photograph it!