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Love fruitcake
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51.61%
Hate fruitcake
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25.81%
Only had store bought so am not qualified to answer
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22.58%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

Ok..Fruitcakes.

Old 11-27-13, 10:29 AM
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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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Old 11-27-13, 10:35 AM
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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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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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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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Old 11-27-13, 11:23 AM
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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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They make good door stops.
and ammo
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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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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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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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My mom's have been aging in brandy since January.

These are acceptable fallbacks.
Brandy shots?
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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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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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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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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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