Snow Sugared Cranberries

(Catching up on posting now that I’ve been able to pay ransom for the photos previously held hostage by our camera.)

Heidi, over at 101 Cookbooks, makes these stunningly beautiful sparkling cranberries:

What a lovely idea!  I took it upon myself to make a huge batch of these as gifts for my coworkers.  Three pound bag of cranberries. Brown sugar simple syrup.  Mason jars.  Good to go.

But here’s the thing about Heidi.  She does everything perfectly.  Perfectly beautiful.  Did you see that picture of her cranberries?  Yeah.  It’s like that.  Her recipe notes that small batches are best so that the sugar doesn’t get damp.  Let’s take a brief moment to think about how long it might take to toss three pounds of cranberries in small batches so they come out as gorgeous as Heidi’s.  Right.  Suffice it to say, Heidi has more patience and/or more time than I.

However.  If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s to see things for what they are, not what they aren’t.  And my clumpy, damp sugar looked a lot like snow to me.  So here ya go:

 

Call it like it is, folks.

Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  My cranberries may not have been sparkling like Heidi’s, but they rocked that sugar snow like nobody’s business.

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~ by ... on 25 December 2011.

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