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Old 12-04-2007, 08:09 AM   #11
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I am of the opinion that the (fruit) cakes improves with age. My Christmas fruit cake was made the week before Thanksgiving. It is kept tightly wrapped and once a week a little "moisture" is added, and wrapped back up!


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Old 12-04-2007, 08:34 AM   #12
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You must be makin cake w/ my Dad Uncle B..... Sounds exactly the same!
I haven't bothered to make my own, I always get half of his and end up eating it myself, the rest of my crew here don't like it. I must have adopted them and forgot.
Imagine me alone with a WHOLE bourbon soaked fruitcake......
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:35 AM   #13
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I enjoy fruitcake. I prefer home made fruitcake to the ones from the grocery store.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:11 AM   #14
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Imagine me alone with a WHOLE bourbon soaked fruitcake......
I just did.....Wow-O-Wee!! I'm getting dizzy!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:21 AM   #15
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I'm a big fan of fruitcake. I wish someone would give me one but no one buys fruitcake as gifts anymore.
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Well maybe I should attempt to single-handedly bring back the fruitcake gifting and make it cool again!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #17
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now you're not the only one that likes fruit cakes. BUT, and that's a big but, that's if they're made right. they can be simply awful
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:09 AM   #18
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As a kid my grandma always made fruit cake and she soaked hers with brandy..I use to shudder when she did the stuff..I was always asked to taste it and how I liked it...YUK I hated brandy fruit cake and the brandy soaked dates a friend use to give my folks...But, then I discovered panatone and that I love to make and eat...Now that I'm older I will on occasion have a bite of fruit cake, but only a bite, but I don't hate the brandy anymore and those dates...

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Old 12-04-2007, 10:14 AM   #19
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now you're not the only one that likes fruit cakes. BUT, and that's a big but, that's if they're made right. they can be simply awful

You're right, and I am spolied, my parents always made very good food. There are things that are just not good if they aren't made with good stuff.

Kades do you have a pannetone (sp?) recipe? I keep meaning to look for one. I want to make french toast with it, and something I saw Giada make once on FN..... but I can't remember what it was.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #20
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I like it if it doesn't have the candied fruit in it I cant stand that stuff tastes artificial or something.At a tiny little bakery I worked at about 27 years ago we made them with nuts and real dried fruit after baking them we poked holes in them and pour some sort of liquor in them I think it was something along Grand Marnier or Amaretto.Now that was a good fruit cake.We made them in loaves and sold out immediatly.
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