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    Posted: 26 July 2010 at 11:44
That they would like to share?  I would like to make some fruitcakes but the recipes I have used in the past have been somewhat disappointing.
 
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for fruitcake, see rivet -
 
or, more properly, consult kidlit ~ very good stuff!
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Originally posted by TasunkaWitko TasunkaWitko wrote:

for fruitcake, see rivet -
 
or, more properly, consult kidlit ~ very good stuff!
 
Ron, you beat me to the punch! KidLit makes the very best fruitcake I have ever tried, and I have always liked fruitcakes. And, while you're at it...check out Ron's awesome post on fruitcakes here!
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I have loved fruitcake since I was a kid.  Have never understood why people make fun of them.  I have always told friends and family that if they get a fruitcake for Christmas and don't like them I'll eat it for them.
 
I shall contact KidLit.
 
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If I ever get one, It'll be headed your way with FedEx Andy...yuck!
There is very little in the food world that I am not fond of, but fruitcake is one of them.Dead
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Originally posted by Hoser Hoser wrote:

If I ever get one, It'll be headed your way with FedEx Andy...yuck!
There is very little in the food world that I am not fond of, but fruitcake is one of them.Dead


Dave,

You are not alone, I know lots of people who hate fruitcake.  I'm am sort of odd in that it's about the only cake I like along with cheesecake and coffee cake, can't stand birthday cakes and the like with the gobs of sickening sweet icing.  My grandmother was German and she used to give it to me when I was a little kid and I have loved it ever since, I'll even eat the bad fruitcakes if that's all I can get.  I also got my taste for limburger cheese, ringwurst, spaetzle, and noodles from her.


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Heck...can you even buy limburger cheese anymore? I haven't seen it in ages.
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Yup, you sure can.  Can't get it around here though.  Luckily my neighbors are from Appleton, Wisconsin and their son-in-law (whom I hunt with) is also from there.  He works for Delta Airlines and can fly for free so he goes home quite often.  He always makes a cheese run for his in-laws and me so I have a regular supply of not only limburger, but brick, fresh cheddar, smoked cheddar, colby, and even marvelous 7 yr and 9 yr old cheddars that are beyond description they are so good and so intense.  In return I keep him supplied with excellent local ringwurst that I bring back from Indiana whenever we go home.  My wife just brought back 10 lbs of it when she returned from her trip home with the kids a couple of weeks ago. 
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Fannie Farmer's Dark Fruitcake

Yield: 2 loaves

 

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1/2 cup butter (room temperature) or 1/2 cup shortening (room temperature)

Directions:

  1. Set oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Butter two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  3. Line the pans with foil, then butter the foil.
  4. Cream the butter or shortening.
  5. Add in brown sugar; beat until light.
  6. Add in lemon extract and eggs and beat well.
  7. Stir in molasses and blend to combine.
  8. In a small bowl combine the flour with baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, mace, cloves and salt; beat into the creamed mixture until combined.
  9. Add in milk; beat until combined.
  10. Stir in the candied fruit, candied cherries, candied citron, dates or raisins and nuts; mix well.
  11. Transfer/divide the batter between the two pans.
  12. Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until the loaves test done.
  13. Turn out onto racks to cool.
  14. When completely cooled wrap well and store in an airtight container.
  15. BRANDIED FRUIT CAKE OPTION; soak two large pieces of cheesecloth in brandy.
  16. Wrap each fruit cake in the cheesecloth covering all sides, then wrap well in foil.
  17. Moisten the cheesecloth with additional brandy every few days for about a week


Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/the-fanny-farmer-dark-fruitcake-341149#ixzz1s8EOe0T0
 
This is the recipe my mother and her sister's used for years. It is delicious! We alwayd did the alcohol treatment using Brandy. Right before Christmas we'd decorate them with glaceé cherries and whole candied pineapple rings, and wrap them tightly in film wrap to use as gifts. One year one was put in a pressure cooker stored in the basement and lost. We found it about 20 years later! Although dry, it was still edible! Big smile
 
If you ever want to buy fruitcake online, www.collinstreet.com makes WONDERFUL fruitcakes!
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Good Evening, Boilmaker,

 
Funny; Asking if we have a recipe for a great fruitcake is like asking for Italian restaurants in Italy ... There are good fruit cakes,  there are great fruit cakes, traditional, Italian, French, German, Austrian, Swiss, Ukranian  --- let us get specific ...
 
I have a Northeastern Trentino Alto Adige ( Austrian border ) Italian Zelten which is made with: walnuts, pine nuts, brandy or grappa, figs, orange zest, butter, sugar, flour, milk and raisins. It is a traditional ITALIAN recipe ... It is lovely and not excessively sugary sweet ... It has alot of flavor ... Lovely for breakfast too.
 
If you are interested, I shall post it on Wednesday ...
 
The Fanny Farmer is an exemplary fruit cake ... However, The Mediterranean varieties, consist of another taste profile, and are more of a coffee breakfast cake bread with fruits and nuts, then a dessert dessert.
 
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Originally posted by Margi Cintrano Margi Cintrano wrote:

Good Evening, Boilmaker,

 
Funny; Asking if we have a recipe for a great fruitcake is like asking for Italian restaurants in Italy ... There are good fruit cakes,  there are great fruit cakes, traditional, Italian, French, German, Austrian, Swiss, Ukranian  --- let us get specific ...
 
I have a Northeastern Trentino Alto Adige ( Austrian border ) Italian Zelten which is made with: walnuts, pine nuts, brandy or grappa, figs, orange zest, butter, sugar, flour, milk and raisins. It is a traditional ITALIAN recipe ... It is lovely and not excessively sugary sweet ... It has alot of flavor ... Lovely for breakfast too.
 
If you are interested, I shall post it on Wednesday ...
 
The Fanny Farmer is an exemplary fruit cake ... However, The Mediterranean varieties, consist of another taste profile, and are more of a coffee breakfast cake bread with fruits and nuts, then a dessert dessert.
 
Kindest,
Margaux.
 
do you have a good Panettone recipe ?? from the north of Italy i will love one .
when it is fresh it is great with coffee when it gets dry i do French toast with it yummy.
thanks
 
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@ African Meat,
 
Firstly, EL PANETTONE is one of the oldest Milanese, Lombardian desserts ... It dates back to 1452, and is prepared in dome shape, this dome shaped Christmas cake with dried fruits and nuts for the Duke Milàn Ludovico. It is quite a classic and world renowned.
 
My paternal grandmom Margherite was born in Milan and thus, it is customary to have Panettone for dessert on the 24th and 25th and 1st. 
 
Yes, I do have her recipe, however, I have to translate it to English.
 
WOW, French Toast with Panettone ... fabulous idea !!  I usually use Raisin Bread for French Toast.
Thanks for the wonderful idea ...  
 
Shall do however, it shall take a few days.
 
Kindest regards and nice to see you online again.
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Originally posted by Margi Cintrano Margi Cintrano wrote:

@ African Meat,
 
Firstly, EL PANETTONE is one of the oldest Milanese, Lombardian desserts ... It dates back to 1452, and is prepared in dome shape, this dome shaped Christmas cake with dried fruits and nuts for the Duke Milàn Ludovico. It is quite a classic and world renowned.
 
My paternal grandmom Margherite was born in Milan and thus, it is customary to have Panettone for dessert on the 24th and 25th and 1st. 
 
Yes, I do have her recipe, however, I have to translate it to English.
 
WOW, French Toast with Panettone ... fabulous idea !!  I usually use Raisin Bread for French Toast.
Thanks for the wonderful idea ...  
 
Shall do however, it shall take a few days.
 
Kindest regards and nice to see you online again.
Margi Cintrano.  
 
Margi
thanks for your respond
dry panettone makes a  heavenly  great bread and butter pudding.Evil Smile
 
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