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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, 10:24 AM   #31
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My wife & I make a fruitcake every year about Christmas time. Lots of pecans, candied cherries and pineapple. The batter is really thick, so I hold the bowl while my wife folds the ingredients into the mix. We have burnt up several electric cake mixers. After mixing, the batter needs to sit in the 'fridge a minimum of 8 hours.

To me the hardest part is separating the egg yolk from the egg white six times.

To all y'all that don't like fruit cake, try a good one and you will be hooked.

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I have a fruitcake from 1972, I think it's still fresh. Might give it to my Secret Santa.

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I may be very strange but the best fruit cake I've ever eaten came in C-RAT cans. My marine buddies gave me all I could eat & never minded humping the weight, of coarse I was a Marine so there is no account to taste. LOL Mickey

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Winds, your really pushin it with the icky yellow goo and now the generally considered doorstop material call Fruitcake! Maybe good bug-out material but Im sticking with the Beer!

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Winds, here you go. it's Mom's secret recipe so don't tell her where you got it!

HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE RECIPE.


You'll need the following:

1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
4 large brown eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
1 cup of nuts
1 bottle of whiskey.

Sample the whiskey to check for quality.

Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again. To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again.

Make sure the whiskey is still okay. Cry another tup. Turn off the mixer. Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the tuner. If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares? Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find.

Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again and go to bed.

You're Mom is awesome. I think she and I should get together and try this recipe someday. You just stay out of the kitchen because we'll be pretty busy.

But in all seriousness, a real fruitcake needs to sit for a few weeks to have the ingredients and flavours fully mellow. It's something that if you want it for Christmas you better have started a couple weeks ago. LOL
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Winds, your really pushin it with the icky yellow goo and now the generally considered doorstop material call Fruitcake! Maybe good bug-out material but Im sticking with the Beer!
I remember saying I hoped I didn't get banned for these topics. I can see Notdku's PM filling up already with complaints.
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I voted for beer.

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You're Mom is awesome. I think she and I should get together and try this recipe someday. You just stay out of the kitchen because we'll be pretty busy.

But in all seriousness, a real fruitcake needs to sit for a few weeks to have the ingredients and flavours fully mellow. It's something that if you want it for Christmas you better have started a couple weeks ago. LOL
I'll send along the real fruitcake recipe soon. In the meantime you can use the one I posted!
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My wife & I make a fruitcake every year about Christmas time. Lots of pecans, candied cherries and pineapple. The batter is really thick, so I hold the bowl while my wife folds the ingredients into the mix. We have burnt up several electric cake mixers. After mixing, the batter needs to sit in the 'fridge a minimum of 8 hours.

To me the hardest part is separating the egg yolk from the egg white six times.

To all y'all that don't like fruit cake, try a good one and you will be hooked.
Try this trick this year. Your wife will be pissed because it will only take you a minute and then you are on the couch drinking beer!

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Try this trick this year. Your wife will be pissed because it will only take you a minute and then you are on the couch drinking beer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AirVOuTN_M
My Mom taught me to crack the egg in half and roll the yolk from one half of the shell to the other, back and forth a couple times. The white will fall off the yolk into the bowl Works good for me. Also, they sell egg yolk separators. But the water bottle method works well, too. For some reason it grosses me out, though.
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