Fruitcakes are a staple of the holiday season and a beloved holiday treat, to those who love them. 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
I love the shortbread, mincemeat tarts, my sister's candy cane cookies and other classics, absolutely, but this was always the most hotly anticipated item - partially because of the chocolatey richness, and partially because my mother always made it at least three weeks before Christmas, and insisted that it took three weeks to "cure"
Fruit cakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Some well-known American bakers of fruit cake include Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas, and The Claxton Bakery in Claxton, Georgia
Rice bran shortening (non-hydrogenated rice barn oil shortening). Small size Christmasfruitcake. My sister and her son comes home every new year, and every times she will ask me to bake fruitcake for her