"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cakes & Cupcakes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-04-2007, 05:23 PM   #21
Sous Chef
 
Rom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 715
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadesma View Post
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...

kadesma
U make ur own pannetone?? oh yeah! i just ate a peice of shop one for breakfast lol. Is your recipe on the DC site anywhere? For some reason I've never heard of anyone making one, probably because there are so many different ones in the stores it makes u dizzy
__________________

__________________
Rom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 05:33 PM   #22
Executive Chef
 
miniman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basingstoke, England
Posts: 4,687
I love fruit cake and will eat it in preference to any other kind of cake.
__________________

__________________
miniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 05:36 PM   #23
Executive Chef
 
VeraBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: northern NJ
Posts: 3,683
Some were meant to keep the front door from hitting you in the rear as you enter the foyer...
Some were meant to be enjoyed with a nice glass of port and a really great cheese.

Usually, you can tell the door stoppers by the unusually dyed indescribables encased within.

Indeed, a good and well made fruit cake is a wonderful thing.
__________________
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???
VeraBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 05:37 PM   #24
Senior Cook
 
fireweaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: the d.c. 'burbs
Posts: 265
Send a message via Yahoo to fireweaver
oh yeah, fruit cake is pretty darn tasty IF it's home-made and not store-bought.

but the real irresistible tasty treats are my g'ma's fruit cake COOKIES. wow, they are soooooo good. they're a soft-style cookie (not hard & crunchy), filled with all the nuts & dried fruits you'd expect in fruit cake, suspended in a richly spiced batter. just super on their own, but KILLER with egg nog!
__________________
I love cooking with wine...sometimes I even put it in the food... fireweaver.wordpress.com
fireweaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #25
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
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.
sounds delicious. Did you get the recipe? Is the bakery still around and if so do they mail their fruitcakes?
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 06:12 PM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rom View Post
U make ur own pannetone?? oh yeah! i just ate a peice of shop one for breakfast lol. Is your recipe on the DC site anywhere? For some reason I've never heard of anyone making one, probably because there are so many different ones in the stores it makes u dizzy
I use to make it when my DH bought me a bread maker one Christmas..Now the recipe and the bread maker have gone on the their rewards. The recipe I have is okay, I haven't even tried making it..I found a wonderful panettone with fruit and one with chestnuts in the Williams Sonoma catalogue several years ago and if we want panettone for toast or bread pudding I send for WS to get theirs.
kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 06:25 PM   #27
Sous Chef
 
Rom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 715
sounds good, was it really high when u used to make it?
__________________
Rom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 07:37 PM   #28
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by In the Kitchen View Post
sounds delicious. Did you get the recipe? Is the bakery still around and if so do they mail their fruitcakes?
Im afraid the bakery no longer exists it was a tiny bakery I dont have the recipe but I think the reason it was so good it didnt have the candied stuff in in.Will hafto do a search and see if I can find something similar.Mind you that was over 27 years ago.
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #29
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
Im afraid the bakery no longer exists it was a tiny bakery I dont have the recipe but I think the reason it was so good it didnt have the candied stuff in in.Will hafto do a search and see if I can find something similar.Mind you that was over 27 years ago.
Don't you know that is why it was so good! Not artificial, never heard of artificial trees as much as we do now. Always things were REAL. Thank goodness, for your memories jpmc.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 08:30 PM   #30
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,481
My sister loves fruitcake. I can take it or leave it. I've had some pretty aweful ones before. If they stay moist, they are good but when they dry out it is like eating wood!
__________________

__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

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



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.