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Old 11-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Too early for Christmas baking?

We Canadians are finished with thanksgiving for this year, and I'm now ready to focus on Christmas baking.

My hubby loves fruitcake,(I prefer yeast fruit bread), but we both detest the commercial dried fruit mixtures one can buy for homemade baking. So this year, I'm mixing up my own, using only the dried fruits we like. Problem is, I like different ones from him. But I'm the baker so......I get to choose, haha.
My mixture will include: insert the word 'dried' in front of each of these:
raisins
cranberries
apricots
lemon.....not sure how to do dried lemon, maybe just peel
pineapple (maybe)
chocolate chunks?
unsweetened dried coconut (maybe)

That's it!......pretty boring? What would YOU add for your taste?

I also intend to use this mixture for stollen (yeast breads with dried fruit) - great toasted!

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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I make my Christmas cake with currants, dates, cherries, apricots, candied ginger, orange zest, sometimes a few chopped pears or figs and chopped pecan nuts, hazelnuts and a few pistachios. I soak the cake with spiced rum instead of brandy. I make my cakes 2 months in advance. They must be well matured if soaked in alcohol.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Well Christmas is only just around the corner
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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Thank you Snip13. This is a great list!

what is spiced rum? do you buy it spiced or spice-it-yourself?

Yes, Xmas will be here in just a nod.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Diced figs and dates...yum!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #6
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Thank you Snip13. This is a great list!

what is spiced rum? do you buy it spiced or spice-it-yourself?

Yes, Xmas will be here in just a nod.
My pleasure I use this.

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Just for the record: it is never too early for Christmas baking, or Christmas decorating, or Christmas shopping, or Christmas get-Togethers, or...........
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My pleasure I use this.

I know someone who loves drinking that stuff
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I know someone who loves drinking that stuff
I like it with with appletizer
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Oooh. That reminds me. I need to test run a Tequila-lime pound cake before Thanksgiving. (Testing of the Tequila itself is nearly complete.)
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