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Fruitcake – 2011

I have been making fruitcake using the recipe in my mother’s “Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book” for decades. I like my homemade fruitcake but can’t say the same for the blah stuff from the grocery store. This year’s fruitcakes are still soaking up the brandy.  I will finish making them as soon as I get over this horrible cough I’ve come down with.  To see last year’s photo of me up to my elbows in candied fruit and nuts, go to Yay For Fruitcake!

Orange and lemon peels after being candied.
Orange and lemon peels after being candied.
Fruit and nuts aging with brandy.
Fruit and nuts aging with brandy.

Yay for Fruitcake!

Me mixing up a batch of fruitcakes in 2009

I didn’t grow up around fruitcake making but there was always some around.  I liked the dark kind not the light, blah type.  I have been making fruitcake for years now.  Sometimes I don’t get it in the mail in time and we end up eating fruitcake through the winter and into spring.  You can see from the large bottle of rum that I not only soak it in spirits but add some in the mixing.  People have already been requesting cakes so I should get started.  Last year I started in November.  This year I’m spending so much time doing posts on Christmas memories that I am not making them this year.  Or maybe the memory will be 2010 – the year I did blog posts.