Thursday, December 6, 2012
FRUIT CAKE ~ YES OR NO??
Do you like fruit cake? Do you make fruit cake? I find most I talk to say NO! But as you can tell by my collage...my answer is YES! Now I do have a certain criteria. My all time favorite store bought Fruit Cake is "Mary of Puddin Hill, NY." (top picture) I tasted it for the first time in Texas several years ago, and it was so delicious. So that is my guide for my homemade fruit cake.
The ingredients I use are candied pineapple, red and green cherries, dates, golden raisins, dried cranberry raisins, walnuts and pecans. This is all held together with very small amount of flour, eggs, brown sugar, orange juice, butter and molasses.
Since no one in our family likes fruit cake, I'm baking it in small loaf pans, and freezing it. Then all through the year, when I'm in the mood for a hot cup of coffee and a slice of fruit cake...it will be at my finger tips.
My mother always make fruit cake, but I didn't like it because of the the hard citrus fruit and more dough than fruit. She also wrapped hers in cheese cloth soaked in rum, and I didn't like that taste as a kid. That's probably why her's always dissapeared. I think it was those Uncles of mine. Tee Hee.
I understand when most people receive a fruit cake as a gift..it gets played forward...and forward, and forward...HaHa.
My kitchen smells really good, as the last pumpkin was cooked this morning, and 5 little loaves of Pumpkin-date-chocolate chip bread are cooling on the counter.
What did you do today?