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Old 12-04-2007, 09:23 PM   #31
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Am not really a baker and don't personally care for fruitcake. But we order several from the Collin Street Bakery every year for friends and relatives. They really seem to love it.

Have tried fruitcake many times and it just doesn't make me happy.

To each his own.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:19 PM   #32
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Am not really a baker and don't personally care for fruitcake. But we order several from the Collin Street Bakery every year for friends and relatives. They really seem to love it.

Have tried fruitcake many times and it just doesn't make me happy.

To each his own.
Should order one for Andy M, no one gives him any and he definately wants one
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:58 AM   #33
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Fruitcakes are great if you serve them with a cream chantilly, add in the cream some candied fruits that you have soak for 2 hours in bourbon or brandy.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:39 AM   #34
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Fruitcakes are great if you serve them with a cream chantilly, add in the cream some candied fruits that you have soak for 2 hours in bourbon or brandy.

I like this idea.....Thanks Miss Dodi
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:55 AM   #35
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I like the traditional English fruit cake which just has raisins, currants, sultanas, and almonds (and a few candied cherries), topped with marzipan and sugar paste. I really dislike those sweet, sticky fruit cakes you get over here with all the candied melon and pineapple and whatever.

I make three Christmas cakes every year with my mother-in-law's recipe, and there's no candied melon or pineapple or any of that yucky stuff - and the cakes are popular with quite a few Americans who thought they hated fruit cake.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:35 PM   #36
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I like the traditional English fruit cake which just has raisins, currants, sultanas, and almonds (and a few candied cherries), topped with marzipan and sugar paste. I really dislike those sweet, sticky fruit cakes you get over here with all the candied melon and pineapple and whatever.

I make three Christmas cakes every year with my mother-in-law's recipe, and there's no candied melon or pineapple or any of that yucky stuff - and the cakes are popular with quite a few Americans who thought they hated fruit cake.
Sounds like you have a good one. Is your mother-in-law's recipe considered fruit cake? Could you share the recipe? Thanks
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:45 PM   #37
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Has anyone tried Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes?
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:42 AM   #38
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I do not like fruitcake. lol. I reallly really do not like fruitcake, I have TRIED to like it, every other year or so my dad gets sent some fruitcakes as gifts and I try it everytime, but I do not like it. The ones I have tasted and full of raisins and dry cake. Maybe if they were more more moist, and LESS raisins, citrus zest, some apricots,it would taste better. I think I would like it, if they were a little more like the latter. Maybe I just need to find a good quality fruitcake!
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:57 AM   #39
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I have become very nostalgic about Christmas fruit cake because we have been living in Germany for 6 years. English style fruitcake is not a tradition here.

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Old 12-11-2007, 08:10 AM   #40
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Shama that's it! You just need to get a GOOD fruitcake.
I'd send you some of my Dad's. But I'll probably eat all that he gives me!
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