Note: These recipes have been adapted from "The Babbo Cookbook" by Mario Batali. Photography by Christopher Hirsheimer. Copyright 2002 by Mario Batali. Photographs copyright 2002 by Christopher Hirsheimer. Reprinted by permission of Clarkson Potter.
Sauteed cranberries add a tasty surprise to this cornbread. They go into the baking pan first and are covered with batter. When the bread is turned out, the berries make a glistening topping. Candied ginger adds zing to a loaf that can be served with dinner or as a snack.
Orange-scented cranberries -- usually a seasonal relish -- get a spot on the dessert table in these two-bite cookies. The crunchy yellow cornmeal crust, brightened with orange zest, is a fitting match. Says Shira Bocar, "With the tart fruit, it makes a tasty little holiday package."