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View Poll Results: Is fruitcake part of your Christmas holidays?
Yes, good stuff. It wouldn't be the holidays without some fruitcake. 19 38.78%
It's present at ther holiday gatherings but I wouldn't eat it. 2 4.08%
Who the heck wants to eat all that icky candied fruit. It looks like it has wax fruit in it. 4 8.16%
I can't stand the sight of it, let alone eat any of it. 6 12.24%
Skip the fruitcaker and pass me another beer. 18 36.73%
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #11
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My Dad used to make great fruitcakes, when he was alive, actually thinking I might try my hand making one if I can find his recipe.
If you make it, posts pics and recipe please so I can share it on my cooking page.
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No one has ever eat a fruit cake. There is only one in the whole world. Everyone who has recieved it has given it away.

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My Grandmother, rest her soul, made them about this time of the year for sale. GAWD they were GOOD! I mean the BEST! Totally unlike the store bought mess of congealed sugar and Red Dye #2. Light batter, tons of fruit and nuts, and 2 shotglasses of rum in each cake (AFTER they baked)

A strict, teetotaling Baptist, she would nevertheless send Dad to the liquor store for 4 quarts of light rum for her fruitcakes. She made a LOT of them!

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I
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fruitcake.
And I don't care who knows it. I will scream it to the world from atop someplace very high.

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i said yes, but only if its my uncles homemade one. after a peice of cake you feel smiley.. after 2 or 3 you may stumble to the bathroom.. i dont know his recipe.. i just know its like a bottle of rum in a solid form!!!!!!

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You know, there was a fruitcake that was passed around the family for a while. It seems like each year the same cake was passed to the next.

When it was my turn to get the dern thing, I marked it without telling anyone.
The following year, Yep, I passed it on.

Ten years later, I got the dern thing back again (and it still had my mark on it).

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The best bought fruitcake, and about the only one I will eat, is the Claxton Fruitcake made in Claxton, Georgia. I generally try to get my sisters to send some to me each year, since I can't find it in Oklahoma.
I got a fruitcake recipe from a Texas chef a few years ago, and the chef and I exchanged cakes. He liked mine better than his, and it was his own recipe.
Winds, PM me and I'll send you the recipe if you want it..

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The best bought fruitcake, and about the only one I will eat, is the Claxton Fruitcake made in Claxton, Georgia. I generally try to get my sisters to send some to me each year, since I can't find it in Oklahoma.
I got a fruitcake recipe from a Texas chef a few years ago, and the chef and I exchanged cakes. He liked mine better than his, and it was his own recipe.
Winds, PM me and I'll send you the recipe if you want it..
HEY!!! Send the recipe to me please sir. I may decide this is the year to make one myself.
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My Grandmother, rest her soul, made them about this time of the year for sale. GAWD they were GOOD! I mean the BEST! Totally unlike the store bought mess of congealed sugar and Red Dye #2. Light batter, tons of fruit and nuts, and 2 shotglasses of rum in each cake (AFTER they baked)

A strict, teetotaling Baptist, she would nevertheless send Dad to the liquor store for 4 quarts of light rum for her fruitcakes. She made a LOT of them!
That's all?! needs more booze than that...
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I've never seen one

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