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Fruitcakes... #15434749 11/20/20
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... are out of the oven, wrapped, doused, in plastic bags, and on the shelf aging. (Some will applaud, others will retch.)

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They aint bad.

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"There is, only ONE, fruitcake"! laugh


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I like that too, but have never made it.


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Call them a Christmas Cake down south.

With Brandy frosting.


Lots of drunk Kiwi grandma's after the frosting was made.....

Re: Fruitcakes,,, [Re: wabigoon] #15434892 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
"There is, only ONE, fruitcake"! laugh


THIS

https://collinstreet.com/deluxe-fruitcake#size=5442&slice_it=5445&add_ground_coffee=5447


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wink


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Originally Posted by 5sdad
... are out of the oven, wrapped, doused, in plastic bags, and on the shelf aging. (Some will applaud, others will retch.)

Ironbender approves this holiday message.


If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.
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Love 'em !

Whatcha use for the dousing John ?

Friends soak the fruit mix first too, then douse again.

Brandy custard or brandy butter, or both !


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Originally Posted by StoneCutter
Originally Posted by wabigoon
"There is, only ONE, fruitcake"! laugh
THIS
https://collinstreet.com/deluxe-fruitcake#size=5442&slice_it=5445&add_ground_coffee=5447
Yep. Those are the only ones I’ve ever had. My dads side of the family were from Corsicana, so we always had those fruitcakes around during the holidays. I like em’ just fine.


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Family tradition has always been a Claxton brand. Have a couple in the defrigerator right now.


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laugh What I meant was, the oldy one fruitcake just gets passed around, never "enjoyed". laugh


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Originally Posted by 5sdad
... are out of the oven, wrapped, doused, in plastic bags, and on the shelf aging. (Some will applaud, others will retch.)


Recipe?

Re: Fruitcakes,,, [Re: New_2_99s] #15436011 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by New_2_99s
Love 'em !

Whatcha use for the dousing John ?

Friends soak the fruit mix first too, then douse again.

Brandy custard or brandy butter, or both !


Apricot brandy - soaks with the fruit mix for a couple of days, then gets brushed on the cheesecloth and reapplied at intervals during the month of aging.


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Originally Posted by chris_c
Originally Posted by 5sdad
... are out of the oven, wrapped, doused, in plastic bags, and on the shelf aging. (Some will applaud, others will retch.)


Recipe?


The fruit mix can vary year to year, basically the same. This year:

2 lb. fruitcake mix
1 lb. red candied cherries
1 lb. green candied cherries
1/2 lb. candied pineapple
1 lb. raisins
1/4 lb. candied orange rind
1 lb. chopped dates
1 16-ounce can of pitted sour cherries drained
"some" dried apricots chopped up
Note: this is my choice, so no fricking nuts
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons apricot brandy
Mix, cover tightly, and leave alone for 24-48 hours.

Then:
Sift together 5 cups sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cloves - set aside.

Cream 1 cup butter (room temperature) and 2 cups brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add 7 large eggs, two at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in 1 12-ounce jar of apple jelly.
Blend well.

Add fruit mixture to the above, alternating with the sifted dry ingredients, using a heavy wooden spoon or your hands until well blended.

Generously grease baking pans (I use 4 4X8 and 3 3X7 bread pans for this amount) , then line with waxed paper, then grease again.
Fill pans about 3/4 full.
Bake at 250 for something over 3 hours. Test with toothpick at 3 hours and then use your judgement. I generally wind up going about 3:15.

Cool on racks (I went overnight) then turn out of pans and peal off paper.

Wrap in cheesecloth and brush with more brandy. Seal in plastic storage bags for at least 4 weeks, checking once a week and adding more brandy as needed.


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Re: Fruitcakes,,, [Re: 5sdad] #15436074 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by 5sdad
... are out of the oven, wrapped, doused, in plastic bags, and on the shelf aging. (Some will applaud, others will retch.)


You need to send one in for corona testing. Luckily enough, I happen to live by the official testing site for all pastries and sweet breads in the United States. Please forward one to me at your earliest convenience, and I will have it tested for the commie virus immediately.

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The Word Association Game thread, gone but not forgotten...

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Thanks for the recipe

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A few years back I had all the stuff as listed above sitting on the table to make a bunch. I went down the street to get a coffee and my lab ate all the stuff. I thought I would be cleaning up dog puke or poop, but she just slept with satisfaction, and polluted the back yard. She was hell on stealing food all her life.
Going to dinner when my wife gets home, I think we will recount all the stuff she ate over the years. Good laugh over friday beers.

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