"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Special Events Planning & Holiday Cooking
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
ISO a Traditional Fruitcake Recipe

Who has a TNT fruitcake recipe they can share? Discussion on another thread got me thinking about fruitcake and it's just about time to make them for the holidays.

Share your terrific recipes here so we all can enjoy the real thing, avoiding the inferior store bought versions.

I'd start things off with my old family recipe but I don't have one. You go first.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
WOW! 52 views and no responses! I guess you all really do hate fruitcake.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
Sous Chef
 
Rocket_J_Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 757
I have a Robin Hood Flour cook book from the early 60's. There may be one in there. All I have to do is find it.
Rocket_J_Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
My sister used to make a Light Fruitcake from the older BH&G cookbook, it was wonderful. I'll check mine and see if it's in the edition I have now.

I do have it, do you want me to PM it to you?

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/desserts/d...uit-fruitcake/
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
I can't find the recipe for the one I used to make in HS, I thought it was in one of the church cookbooks. Still looking....
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:11 PM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket_J_Dawg View Post
I have a Robin Hood Flour cook book from the early 60's. There may be one in there. All I have to do is find it.
Thanks, RJ.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #7
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
My sister used to make a Light Fruitcake from the older BH&G cookbook, it was wonderful. I'll check mine and see if it's in the edition I have now.

I do have it, do you want me to PM it to you?

Dried-Fruit Fruitcake Recipe
Thanks, PF. Is the link the recipe you have or a different one? If it's different, please do PM it.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
I can't find the recipe for the one I used to make in HS, I thought it was in one of the church cookbooks. Still looking....
Thanks for looking.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Thanks, PF. Is the link the recipe you have or a different one? If it's different, please do PM it.
Same recipe, got curious if it was online and it was. Sis made it with the OJ and it was so light and delicious.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Same recipe, got curious if it was online and it was. Sis made it with the OJ and it was so light and delicious.
Cool! Thanks.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 11:42 PM   #11
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
You're Welcome.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #12
Executive Chef
 
Somebunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blaine, Washington
Posts: 2,535
I will try to remember to post mine soon. ;)
__________________
If you don't like the food, have more wine!
Somebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 05:55 AM   #13
Sous Chef
 
Rocket_J_Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 757
Mrs D has informed me that the Red Rose cook book is down in the storage locker so I looked it up online. Red Rose and Robin Hood Flours merged so this is one from the Robin Hood site that sounds familiar. Hope it helps.

Fabulous Fruitcake | Recipes | Robin Hood - Robin Hood
Rocket_J_Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #14
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,127
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
My sister used to make a Light Fruitcake from the older BH&G cookbook, it was wonderful. I'll check mine and see if it's in the edition I have now.

I do have it, do you want me to PM it to you?

Dried-Fruit Fruitcake Recipe
I like the looks of that one! That may be just what I'm looking for.

I'm going to ask my mom if I can have her BH&G cookbook from the late 60's early 70's I don't think that she uses it anymore and it's the cookbook that I learned to cook from!
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #15
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakechef View Post
I like the looks of that one! That may be just what I'm looking for.

I'm going to ask my mom if I can have her BH&G cookbook from the late 60's early 70's I don't think that she uses it anymore and it's the cookbook that I learned to cook from!
That's the one I learned from, too! I got the paperback version, for space considerations, and discovered after I got rid of the first one that the recipes had changed. My paperback is a wreck.

I'm still trying to track down the Australian Light Fruitcake recipe...seems the dried fruit was boiled and then soaked in rum, before flour ever got near it.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #16
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 1,272
Can we post links to tried and tested recipes I only ever use a Delia Smith recipe
Gravy Queen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #17
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravy Queen View Post
Can we post links to tried and tested recipes I only ever use a Delia Smith recipe
Yes, you can post links
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 09:27 AM   #18
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,722
So, no one actually still makes fruitcakes anymore. That's interesting.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #19
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,877
Time and expense...the ingredients are a bank buster at times.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,096
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Same recipe, got curious if it was online and it was. Sis made it with the OJ and it was so light and delicious.
Now that looks like a great fruitcake !

I love fruitcake but DH does not. I showed him this recipe and the photo and he wants me to start one today

Thanks for posting this one PF .. looks like a winner for sure !
__________________

MrsLMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cake, fruit, recipe

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×