Jump to content

Does Anybody Really Like Fruitcake?


MOW
 Share

Recommended Posts

As long as it doesn't contain citron I like it pretty well, especially if it has lots of pecans and cherries.

 

The best one I ever had was one from a bakery in Colleyville, Texas (believe that's the right name). Evidently they're famous all over the world for their fruitcakes, and ship out huge numbers of them each year.

 

flow.... :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, I have heard some others claim that they like fruitcake. I am guessing that actual real, homemade type fruitcake is prob. very good. The only sort of that I have ever had was full of citron. I don't think I like that much. I do think that fruitcake that is usually given and received is really good as a makeshift hammer. I remember an episode of David Letterman where he "bowls" or knocks down groups of holidays things with fruitcakes-- stacked wine glasses, Xmas trees, etc. hilarious!

 

--des

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Long live fruitcake! Down with the anti-fruitcake propaganda that infests commercials all throughout the Christmas season!

Don't know why, but I had a flash on Monty Python as I read that. Could have been a great scene in The Life of Brian. :D

The one featuring the great line: "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government"? If so, that's Holy Grail.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Boring Prophet: "There shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight O'clock."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, I think I read that in Deut.-- something about thou shalt not eat unclean things like cakes shapeth like a brick that require a chisel to eateth, dusteth off from last years gayity

and passed on by Fed Exeth. :-)

Something like that anyways.

 

--des

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, I think I read that in Deut.-- something about thou shalt not eat unclean things like cakes shapeth like a brick that require a chisel to eateth, dusteth off from last years gayity

and passed on by Fed Exeth. :-)

Something like that anyways.

Not a chisel, just a good hearty knife. ;)

 

Oh, and it's not so hard to cut through if it's thoroughly saturated with brandy either. ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If there's enough brandy, you won't need to actually taste it. :-)

 

BTW, when I read the title of the post in the tcpc generally discussion it looks like "Does anybody really like Fr..."

I was thinking it was Fred. :-)

 

--des

Link to comment
Share on other sites

comfortably numb fruitcake

Hey, I was just thinking about watching that movie!

Comfortably Numb Fruitcake? Never saw that one. B)

 

In truth, it is much easier to make a bad fruitcake than a good one. Anything that can be pasted together with mortar to form a wall is not strictly eligible for eating.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got this Fruit Cake Recipe in the E-mail.

I think EVERYONE will like this fruit cake. - Be sure to follow the instructions.

 

Christmas Fruit Cake

 

1 cup butter

 

2 cups sugar

 

6 large eggs

 

2 teaspoons baking powder

 

3 cups flour, sifted

 

1/2 t. salt

 

1 cup bourbon

 

1 pound pecans, chopped

 

3 cups white raisins (or use candied fruit)

 

1 t. nutmeg

 

AND

 

~ a very large bottle of bourbon whiskey ~

 

 

 

First, sample the whiskey to check for quality.

 

Assemble all of the ingredients. Check the whiskey again.

 

To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

 

Repeat this step.

 

Turn on the electric mixer and beat one cup of butter in a large

 

fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and cream until beat.

 

Make sure the whiskey is still okay... try another cup.

 

Turn off the mixer. Beat six leggs and add to the bowl,

 

then chunk in the cup of dried flut. Mix on the tuner.

 

Throw in two quarts of flour. Gradually pour in the cow.

 

Add 2 dried anything.

 

If the fried druit gets struck in the beaters, pry it loose with

 

a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey and check it again for tonsistency.

 

Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares???

 

 

Check the whiskey again.

 

Now sift the nutmeg and strain your nuts. Add one table.

 

And the spoon. Of whiskee. Or something. Whatever you find left.

 

Grease the oven.

 

Turn the crake pan to 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

 

Pour the oven into the batter. Throw the bowl out the window.

 

Lick the batter off the floor.

 

Bake 300 minutes at 50 degrees.

 

Finish the blobble of whishy and flow to bed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

terms of service