Wednesday, February 05, 2014

GF Yams with Cranberries ~ a wonderful part of our belated Christmas dinner

A snowy NJ was beautifully with me
as I prepared for our belated Christmas dinner.

I got this recipe from one of my NJ friends:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
2 (17 ounce) cans yams, drained
2 cups cranberries, raw

I used GF all purpose flour and GF oatmeal.
Mix flour, sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon together.
{I accidentally forgot the sugar and cut it in at the end.}
I bought one 19 oz tin of yams in pear juice and syrup.
I drained the liquid and lightly rinsed the yams.

So you make the crumb mixture first,
then cut in the butter and toss with yams and cranberries.
I added extra crumb mixture to top and more cinnamon. 

On Mr. Husband and I's honeymoon in Quebec City,
one of our waiters at a nice restaurant said to us
everything is better with butter.
I agree, and would add for these yams,
everything is better with butter and cinnamon. 

Of course not overly cinnamon-ing the dish,
but sweetening it.

Hard to see, but there it is on the table,
hot and ready to eat.
This dish is a wonderful compliment to a festive meal!


Anna said...

These dishes all sound delicious! I particularly want to try the cauliflower - it is not one of my favourite vegetables (so far) and I think I am missing something.

Re different kinds of sugar in my cookies post, golden sugar is unrefined granulated and really is a light golden colour; a good substitute might be half ordinary white granulated and half what's called soft brown sugar in Canada(kind of a light teddy bear colour). Demerara is dark brown. I wonder if anybody has made an international sugar scale from finest and whitest to coarsest and brownest, with illustrations and all the different names!

And now - are yams and sweet potatoes the same thing? how about turnip, swede and rutabaga? ;)

author said...

Wow, you could have that for dessert! It's like a crisp.

Heather L. said...

I haven't read Kathleen Norris but it sounds like I would really love that book. Have marked it down to order sometime (our library doesn't have it :( .) I just came across a British author yesterday on the free shelf at the library -- Catherine Cookson. All I know is what I read on Wikipedia and haven't yet read the book I picked up but am interested to see if she will be in the same genre of Elizabeth Goudge and D E Stevenson. I am hopeful.......Also hoping because next week the library has a bag sale and I could possibly snatch up 10 or more of her books for a total of $5. I better read this one fast to see if I like her.......

Mary G said...

oh my gosh .. this sounds amazing! Saving the recipe for our next festive dinner (I'm thinking for Easter ... or maybe Mardi Gras)...