Friday, December 28, 2012


Do you suppose there is something wrong with me? Why? Because I love a good fruitcake! First you have to collect the ingredients. Lots of dried and candied fruit.
Then you have to cut some of it into halves, toast the nuts, etc.
Wow! 16 1/2 cups of fruit and nuts! This fruitcake never comes out the same, each time I make it, as I use different amounts and varieties of fruits and nuts. The recipe came from an old cookbook, from the 1940's I think, and it was called Dark Fruitcake.
Then you get a VERY large bowl, and mix it all up! That is a 5 pound bag of flour, for comparison, sitting next to the bowl.
Then bake it SLOWLY for 3 hours.
And then you have...dark, wonderful, fruity fruitcake! This recipe makes a 10 pound cake. I made this a few days after Thanksgiving, and it was stored in a cool place to mellow until Christmas. It is yummy!


Jeanie said...

Yep, you are nutty! LOL The only fruitcake I ever liked was one that my sister-in-law made and it was a no bake version. Haven't had one in years, as they split up. :( Do you share it at the Christmas gathering or are you the only one who likes a good fruitcake? :D

Bluebird74 said...

To answer your question, Jeanie, we all love that fruit cake and scramble to get our share when she brings it to family dinners! One of my early memories is of that big pan of fruitcake. I think you would like it.

Lois said...

Jeanie, if my memory serves me, years and years ago, I think I remember your mom bringing one that I thought she made, when we were really young. Thank you Sharon for making it, was wonderfully good.

Ruth said...

It was really good, I took home leftovers from Christmas dinner..... wish I had more