Started to soak the fruit for Xmas cake in brandy yesterday any traditional fruit cake recipe please

  • Posted by: magolian
  • November 10, 2010
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luvcookbooks November 14, 2010
I'm so happy to see a fruitcake pickle. Usually I just see fruitcake jokes. There's a fruitcake cookbook by Truman Capote out and also if you get an old copy of Mimi Sheraton's Christmas cookbook Visions of Sugarplums (out of print) you will have a lot of good fruitcake recipes. The best fruitcake for me is Jamaican Black Fruit Cake but so far what I make at home is not up to par. Trying again this year. For the best description, see Laurie Colwin's essay in either Home Cooking or More Home Cooking.
 
pauljoseph November 11, 2010

Every year we make and sell spicy fruit Xmas cake and pudding locally in Cochin,India Very good recipe try this
http://picasaweb.google.com/paulvj000/XmasKeralaIndia#5538492350681374338
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Savour November 11, 2010
I've made a lot of fruitcake recipes (I've been making it every Christmas for the past 11 years) and this is definitely my favorite:
http://savour-fare.com/2009/12/07/its-fruitcake-weather-buddy/
 
OysterFiend November 11, 2010
My father loves a moist, tender-crumb fruit cake and he's used the Alton Brown recipe to much success: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/free-range-fruitcake-recipe/index.html

this is definitely not the fruit cake that gets re-gifted...or used as a door stop!
 
SweetTea November 11, 2010
I've never made Christmas Cake, but a friend of mine does and this is the recipe she uses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A663617
 
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