fruit cake

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by arabianequine, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    A bit early I usually make for the holidays. I do it at the beginning of Oct. I have not made it for 4-5 years because some family that I gave too was wasting it giving it to there dogs yes with brandy on it but they are drunks and were drunk I am sure but said they liked it so I gave it to them every year till I heard that. Oh year I think this same year I made a lot of fruit cake different kinds I have a white cake fruit cake and I make some with brandy and some with apple juice. Anyways I made a lot this year for a sale and did not sell squat and I was really disappointed....I don't think the word got out enough that I had it and I know not many people like it but I know enough do and miss it.

    It does take a lot of time to make and is kinda a spendy thing to make the fruit and brandy.

    I think I am gonna try again this year and the family that was wasting it is not getting any....I think maybe just one batch I will make and see how it goes.
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Good to know that I am not the only one that makes fruit cake. I usually buy the makings after the holidays when the stores are trying to get it out of the store. I have a very simple recipe that my mother gave me to make it. So far this year I have 4 drunk fruit cakes and 2 sober ones that are hiding out in the freezer. I don't know what I am going to do with them yet. I need more people to feed. All my children have moved away, which is a good thing as they are both employed and self sufficient, but this leaves me without people to feed. uf da!
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  3. d1

    d1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    Quote:Ill PM you my address if you really just need to get rid of them [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    NW Tennessee
    DH and I love fruitcake but so many people make jokes about it or put it down. Our food culture has changed dramatically over the years. We are raising winter squash this year, which is probably unknown to the present generation. I am more selective now about giving gifts of seeds, plants, and needlework. I've shared heritage seeds with more than one neighbor only to learn that they were never planted.
  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:Ill PM you my address if you really just need to get rid of them [​IMG][​IMG]

    I will but it depends how many I end up stuck with.....cause I don't like it and no one in my house does. [​IMG]
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    I made fruit cake last week....who likes it and wants some?
  7. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    I love the stuff, and pick the small loaves up on sale around the holidays to marinade over the months with brandy or apple juice for future eats.

    BTW - you can slice it into biscotti-size wedges and bake till hard - store in container for a fruitcake snack with coffee or tea.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010

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