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Old 12-03-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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It's Fruitcake season!!!

Much like my personal theories on the JFK assasination, Mrs only lets me bring up the topic of fruitcake once a year....and that time is now!

I feel for the lowly fruitcake-it is the object of countless holiday jokes and ridicule. It gets no respect!!

But growing up, my Grandma used to make fruitcake that was absolutley heavenly! If I remember correctly, she used to start the process well in advance of the holidays, and if you were lucky enough to get one, it was a gift not to be mocked!

So who else likes fruitcake-that is to say real homemade-with-love (and booze!) fruitcake ? C'mon, you can admit it-your among friends!! And if anyone has a recipe, by all means let me know!

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Ummmm... it never appealed to me for whatever reason. I know it has a bad rap, but I have yet to try it. Or at least try it since childhood.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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I like the stuff.... never understood all the derision
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:11 AM   #4
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I admit I like the ones we make --- It's a Grandmother's edition!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:05 AM   #5
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My mom made great fruitcakes! She made both dark (soaked in whiskey) and light fruitcakes. She didn't use citron since it was bitter, but she added more fruit to make up for it. I wish I could find her fruitcake recipe.

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Apparently I need a grandma that has a great fruit cake recipe, cause so far I have never met a fruit cake I like!
So, those that posted that they have grandmas recipe and its great, could ya share??? Pretty please?? With cherries on top??
LOL.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:38 AM   #7
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My Dad's fruitcake is incredible! He starts it about now-ish and soaks for about 2-3 weeks.
He told me which recipe he uses from epicurious.com but I can't ever find it. Next time I go over there I will raid his cookbook and get the right one for sure!
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:57 AM   #8
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I have never understood the hate for fruitcake. I love the stuff! The only time I do not like it is if I get a dried out one, but if it is moist I will keep eating and eating and eating...
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:03 AM   #9
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I have tried many different ones and I just dont care for them. Dont really know why cause I love fruit and I love cake just not together apparently
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #10
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I have a really good fruitcake recipe which I will post later today.
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