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Old October 28, 2018   #61
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I'd probably love fruitcake without the fruit - just the nuts and other ingredients would be fine. I guess it would just be called nutcake at that point!
Cant remember who it was but they were opposite, they hated the nuts.

I found a Brazil nut cake eaten in all places Brazil and that part of south America.
If I lived around Brazil nut trees I would eat till I exploded.
I am about half tempted to add a wee bit of Cocoa Rouge to the mix.

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Here is a triple liqueur chocolate fruit cake from the Vermont Country store for about $40.00.
Bourbon Rum and Brandy.

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I have some fruit soaking in bourbon.
Wanted to do the Old Alabama recipe but it doesn't call for any leavening agent at all.
Just a little perplexed at this.
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I like this place for fruitcakes, teacakes, etc. They're a nonprofit, money goes to education.


https://bienfaitcakes.com/
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Saw the link there is one in Kentucky made by monks.
This is turning into a project.
Here you will see candied lemon peel in the making.
Pineapple being died one jar in wine.
Raisins soaking in rum.
Dates apricots cherries and pineapple soaking in bourbon.
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There's a place nearby that sells fruitcakes. https://www.collinstreet.com/about_us
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There's a place nearby that sells fruitcakes. https://www.collinstreet.com/about_us
Family tradition buying from them for over a century.
I'm doing these because I always wanted to make one, sort of a bucket list thing.

Here are the nuts going in the oven for a wee bit of roasting so they wont be raw.
Pecans filberts walnuts Brazil nuts.
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That's a good start! The ingredients look good and I like all those nuts going in.

I've been playing making some wine with fruit juices. I have an apple, grape and white grapes and peach going. Only 4 weeks to go, it should be ready about the time the cake is done.
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After a 3 day marathon of baking and selling at the farmers' market, I hope to take some time later today reading this thread. My folks loved fruitcake at Christmas but I despised it. Did not like the candied fruit and other flavors. My mom remarried when I was an adult and my stepdad bought everyone a Collins Street fruitcake every year. Still didn't like it.

I'm willing to give it another try and think maybe the candied fruit is the problem? Maybe I could make my own or find a higher end brand?
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Family tradition buying from them for over a century.
I'm doing these because I always wanted to make one, sort of a bucket list thing.

Here are the nuts going in the oven for a wee bit of roasting so they wont be raw.
Pecans filberts walnuts Brazil nuts.
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You're making me want to make one too.
I have made fruitcakes before back when my doctors had me taking all of the prescription medicines. I don't remember the recipe, but I used Dekuyper Buttershots Schnapps to soak the fruitcakes with. I also used Di Sarrono, but I liked the Buttershots more.

We used to cook a lot of things like that. One year, we made cordial cherries. This year, we're going to make divinity for the holidays. I want to add candied cherries instead of nuts in some of it.
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My mom made wonderful divinity. I wish she hadn't been so busy working to keep a roof over our heads and could have taught me how to cook/bake. There were several candies she would make from scratch, fudge being one. Real fudge, not the stuff made with marshmallow cream or what not.
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What's a divinity?
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The white candy with candied fruits and or nuts in it made with eggwhite corn syrup and sugar.
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My mom made wonderful divinity. I wish she hadn't been so busy working to keep a roof over our heads and could have taught me how to cook/bake. There were several candies she would make from scratch, fudge being one. Real fudge, not the stuff made with marshmallow cream or what not.
ya, learn to make it... we went to the Ark this past week and they had a whole case of fudge... every kind imaginable in my mind... 18.00 a pound. it looked like you had to buy a whole pound at a time. they were precut slabs. I saw none being sold.
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I remember my grandmother (fathers mom) Aunt Fan letting us make fudge brownies in her house back in the early 60's around 1962.
Her old oven door was propped shut with an old cast iron cobblers shoe last.
My sister probably around 8 years old put too much baking powder or something in the fudge brownies and invented vulcanized rubber.
I was 4 years old at the time but remember it like it was yesterday.
I really have been cooking since before I went to school.
Sometimes it was even fit to eat.
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