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Old 11-30-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Thinking Fruitcake Yet?

Anyone else have friutcake on the brain yet? I'm the only one in my family who really likes it. Usually, I make a dark fruitcake adapted from a 1980s McCalls recipe (no citron, and dried -- not candied -- fruit, except for my homemade candied orange and lemon peel), and it's great. But this year, I may go lighter. Here's a recipe found on King Arthur site. All reviews are glowing.


Golden Fruitcake: King Arthur Flour

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I honestly don't know if I dislike fruitcake because I've never had a good one, or if I dislike it because I dislike fruitcake.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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The only fruitcake I have ever liked is my Mom's White Fruitcake because it was moist and full of fruit (no peel). I made it last year, and unfortunately it came out very dry so I was deeply disappointed. The recipe is somewhere here but it was at least a year ago that I posted it.
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Fruitcakes/Give Them a Try

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I honestly don't know if I dislike fruitcake because I've never had a good one.
Chances are you've never had a really good one.

The dark fruitcake I usually make is fantastic (even folks who tell me they don't like FC say it's good...and how can you go wrong with lots of bourbon?).

I also like fruitcake jokes (I just pretend to be offended). And I found, online, the Society for the Preservation and Protection of Fruitcakes. Sounds a little wacky, but it's fun and a great holiday conversation starter!
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The only fruitcake I have ever liked is my Mom's White Fruitcake...The recipe is somewhere here but it was at least a year ago that I posted it.
Would love to try this if recipe still here somewhere.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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We made only 1 cake this year.....First week of October. ~ No one likes it except me and the little brown-eyed girl anyway ~ It has been "seasoned" with Bourbon weekly since making it...Should be perfectly 'ripe' by Christmas......
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I ordered mine from the Collin Street Bakery.

I don't put bourbon on mine but, I do like it warmed with a nutmeg sauce spooned over it.

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Would love to try this if recipe still here somewhere.
I will look later, and if not will post it again.
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Here is the post for my family recipe for White Fruitcake. Let me know what you think.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:46 AM   #10
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You know, I've had the sick desire to make a fruitcake for quite sometime now. I've never tried before, so I've only known the jokes that it gets, but it seems like a culinary challenge, which I love to take. So I might consider making one this year. If it doesn't turn out well I can always use it as a new doorstep. :)
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Thinking Fruitcake Yet? Anyone else have friutcake on the brain yet? I'm the only one in my family who really likes it. Usually, I make a dark fruitcake adapted from a 1980s McCalls recipe (no citron, and dried -- not candied -- fruit, except for my homemade candied orange and lemon peel), and it's great. But this year, I may go lighter. Here's a recipe found on King Arthur site. All reviews are glowing. [URL="http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/golden-fruitcake-recipe"]Golden Fruitcake: King Arthur Flour[/URL] 3 stars 1 reviews
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