|Fresh out of the oven: two sweet potato loaves (shown here sans cranberries)|
My long absence from the blogworld can be explained. Working with our crack staff, I've been toiling in our test kitchens perfecting this recipe and evaluating feedback from countless focus groups. This sweet potato-cranberry Thanksgiving loaf has earned such consistent huzzahs, not to mention a few hosannas, that the recipe screams to me, "Share me with the world!" I now take figurative pen in hand to describe and explain in detail. Anything to stop the screaming.
Finally, Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie sung in 1941 by Bing Crosby, the best duet singer ever (best whistler, too) and Mary Martin. Note the astonishing ease with which Bing tosses off the harmonies; a paragon of twentieth-century sprezzatura.
A few more selections and your loaf will be ready. One word of caution. This will call for superhuman self-control, but once you've removed it from the pan and placed it on a rack, let the loaf cool down a bit. The subtle flavors will emerge more distinctly.