I would shy away from eating a commercial fruitcake and pray that i would not get one for Christmas but i would bake my version year after year cos i have tweaked it to my liking - no candied citron but use the zests of oranges and lemon
Fruit cakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Fruit cake (or fruitcake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits
Christmas means thinking about gifts (no C. ) and something I have always loved, fruitcake. The earliest recipe I could find that still resembled what I love at Christmas came from Elizabeth Ellicott Lea's Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers, which I found as an ebook here
I never used to get terribly excited about Christmas cake or Christmas pudding. Having come from an Eastern European background, the entire concept of a traditional Anglo-Saxon Christmas cake or pudding was completely foreign to me and not to my taste
So puppy chow, peanut butter pretzel bites and an attempt at red velvet s’mores blondies are good and well for a cookie swap, but when it comes down to crunch time for holiday cookies, for gifts or for serving guests, I think you and I both know we want three things
The Pancake Princess and the Protein Prince | Craving pancakes all day, every day.