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  • Love fruitcake

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Thread: Ok..Fruitcakes.

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    Ok..Fruitcakes.

    Mine are just about ready. Been soaking in Santiago de Cuba rum for 2 months..

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    I don't know how to vote. I love homemade fruitcake (Alton Brown's Free Range Fruitcake) but hate the store bought versions with those weird plastic red and green "fruits" in them.
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    I love fruit cake cookies more that fruit cakes. My mothers in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I love fruit cake cookies more that fruit cakes. My mothers in particular.
    Well I just learned where she got the ingredients....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Well I just learned where she got the ingredients....
    She makes bloody good cookies Siu!
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    They make good door stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    She makes bloody good cookies Siu!
    GAH!! ngngngngngngngngggggg!!
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    Since most things are better homemade than store bought I'll reserve judgment. That being said, I've yet to have one I haven't hated yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    They make good door stops.
    and ammo
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    and ammo
    I see you are married.

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    I love fruitcake, although the one I make is light, lemonly and really tasty. But I also like that dense, rum soaked, heavy, nasty cake you buy at the store... if anyone wants my Christmas Cake recipe (I am making a batch this weekend) let me know. Best to make now and let sit awhile before Christmas... also great as a hiking snack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
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    Yours sounds tasty. Are you taking orders?

    I'm with Cbad, in that I'd rather feed a store bought fruitcake to a trebuchet than my mouth.

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    I wonder when ,if not already, somebody comes up with a competition ala pumpkin ckuckin for fruit cake.

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    My mom's have been aging in brandy since January.

    These are acceptable fallbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    I wonder when ,if not already, somebody comes up with a competition ala pumpkin ckuckin for fruit cake.
    That might qualify as a lethal projectile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    My mom's have been aging in brandy since January.

    These are acceptable fallbacks.
    Brandy shots?
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    ...the poll does not allow honest response from those of us with a love/hate relationship to fruitcake.
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    Hate is a strong word. So is Love. Can't we all just "meh"?

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    Hate is not too strong a word (for me) to describe fruitcakes.
    But I'm not a dessert person.
    I'm a cheeze-its and glass of red wine type of person.
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    It's edible to me if I'm hungry enough. So is my Sardine Surprise though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Yours sounds tasty. Are you taking orders?

    I'm with Cbad, in that I'd rather feed a store bought fruitcake to a trebuchet than my mouth.
    It's alot of work to make fruitcake... I will however post the recipe. Makes a great Christmas morning gift for neighbor and friends - great with coffee! Plus when the cakes are baking, the kitchen fills up with a nice toasty smell of lemons and almonds and walnuts and candied cheeries, pineapple and citron... mmm mmm good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    I wonder when ,if not already, somebody comes up with a competition ala pumpkin ckuckin for fruit cake.
    A brick laying competition might be more appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Since most things are better homemade than store bought I'll reserve judgment. That being said, I've yet to have one I haven't hated yet.
    Even store bought ones can be made almost edible is soaked in strong enough rum long enough.
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    Nothing wrong with a proper fruitcake.

    Claxton fruitcake is not proper except as a regifting object to a despised acquaintance.

    In fact some of my favorite relatives are right proper fruitcakes.
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