This is probably TMI, but for years I’ve harbored a fantasy of creating a holiday card of me lying in bathtub covered with cranberries. Sort of like that Annie Lebovitz portrait of Whoopi Goldberg in a tub of milk, but holiday themed, with cranberries. It’s a fun idea visually, in my mind, which is where it will likely stay. (How many cranberries does it take to fill a bathtub?)
You too can fantasize about swimming in a sea of cranberries, especially if they are baked into an upside down cake like this one. Cranberry jewels surrounded by a caramelized sauce cover the surface and bleed their tart sweet flavor into a dense, orange-zest speckled cake.
We’ve all been there. The soup, sauce, or whatever it is you’re making is almost ready and you have completely forgotten about the garlic bread. You madly dash to turn on the broiler and then realize that the soup, sauce, or whatever will be cold by the time the garlic bread is done. A wave of disappointment overtakes you as you realize what you will be missing. But it would be so much better with garlic bread!