Friday, December 18, 2009

fruitcake.


ok, i admit, sometimes i eat a bite or two... i never eat the whole piece. fruitcake intrigues me and i always enjoy the "bite". i am a dean and deluca addict and receive emails and catalogs from them all the time. i scan and drool and when i saw these i thought.... i might eat a whole piece... or two!
what about you, would you dare?

personally, i wait to indulge in my mother's homemade fudge and award winning baked goods...
what is your favorite holiday goodie... recipes are welcome!

image dean and deluca

19 comments:

Daniel M. Hale said...

I make no excuses, I LOVE FRUITCAKE!

Daniel

Teresa said...

Ooooh!
Love the image of the fruitcake!
I like you would never indulge in a whole piece...
but it is intriguing...and so old timey...and German...which I adore.
My favorite Christmas treat...
a traditional Christmas Cookie recipe...dating way back in our family!
Enjoy:

http://bloomingonbainbridge.blogspot.com/2009/12/queen-of-christmas-cookies.html

XXOOXX
Adore your shop by the way!
Merry Merry Holiday!
Enjoy your Mom's goodies...would love to have some of those recipes!

Laura [What I Like] said...

A really good booze-soaked fruitcake is fantastic actually. In my family we always make poppyseed bread (like a jelly roll) for Christmas morning. I adore it. The recipe's here.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

My favorite is fudge. Not a fancy recipe just the simple, old one from the jar of marshmallow creme by Kraft. My mom made it 50 years ago & it is still is a family favorite. That & German coffee cake. I'm always fascinated by Fruitcake & if anyone actually likes it? It's such an abused baked good! Happy pre-holiday weekend to you x

C.J. said...

Only one fruit cake was made in 1947, it has gone around the world many times now, still intact as no one ever eats a piece of it. :) It's pretty but I have never liked them.
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Renae said...

My grandmother always had fruitcake at her house. As a little girl I thought it was terrible, but now I think I might like a bite or two especially if it has been soaked! I make and really think Pumpkin Tea Bread is so yummy, it's one of my faves.
Merry Christmas...

Queen Bee said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
When I saw your post on fruitcake...I giggled...I have never tried fruitcake and almost purchased one at the market today! I try to make something new every year...but my favorite thing is something that my mother has made since I was a girl...cococut orange cookies. YUM!

Glad Tidings and Merry Wishes to you! - Denise:)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Pam. I wanted to stop in and tell you how much I appreciate the sweet post you left me. It brought tears to my eyes to read it and know that someone who doesn't know me felt moved to tell me that. I am so touched that you went out of your way to Wish me a Merry Christmas because of the comment you saw. It amazes me how the Lord works. I've been feeling very lonely and quite blue this season. We didn't decorate for Christmas and it's my favorite holiday. So you can imagine what your message meant to me. THANK YOU! By the way I love my Mothers fudge. It was cooked the old fashion way, stirred and stirred until no longer glossy and not soft like most of the fudge you find now.

Pam, I wish you and your loved ones the Merriest of Christmas' and a Very Happy New Year.

Hugs and Blessings....Tracy :)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Pam!
Wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting and your kind note. The fruitcake was perfect - I admit it, I like. There I said it - it's not my favorite, one slice does it for a year but its not bad.
Now that I've spilled the beans, I will wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

koralee said...

I have to say fruitcake is not a family favourite...we like things with so much fat and sugar in them..shame on us. I have eaten my self silly this past week..way too many cookies and not enough exercise time. Sorry I did not pop over to visit you when we were in Seattle...we got a late start to the day and I just could not get out of that Anthopolgie store...when we were done it was 6:30...next time..I have your address in my book. xoxoxox

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

My grandmother made a fantastic fruitcake... she converted many a hater. My favorite Christmas-only treat is Magic Cookie Bars... so fantastic and fattening and way too easy to make (that's why they're "Christmas-only"!).

Renee Finberg said...

fruit cake?
i am afraid of it !!!!

xxxxx

count it all joy said...

Hands-down my most favourite Christmas goodie is Christmas pudding. For some reason I can't come at fruit cake, but adore pudding. Such similar ingredients, but to me, a world apart in taste. Weird. Mince pies would come a close second. Hope you're enjoying the lead up to Christmas. Meredith xo.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hmmm. Either It would have to be booze soaked...or I would. To get it down.

We always make a raspberry creamchees strudel for Christmas breakfast!

Heather Cameron said...

I love fruitcake - I know most people are gagging, but I do love it. I've been eating sugar cookies for three weeks now, and I can still eat more. I plan on making a bread pudding for Christmas eve - we will see how that goes. It's really all about the rum sauce. Thanks for visiting my blog - I've launched my line here in BC, and will look at what is involved with shipping to the US. I'd love to come to Seattle - it's one of my favourite places to spend a day.

holly goes lightly said...

My South Dakota grandmother made her famous brandy-soaked fruitcake each & every Christmas. My grandfather would wrap the cakes within an inch of his life, and post them to family & friends in the US & Denmark (our 'old country'). When grandmother developed ALS, my uncle forced her to reveal her recipe so he could continue the tradition. In June, my uncle died suddenly. This Christmas is the first in 45 years without the family fruitcake, and I miss it, and them, dearly.

ParisBreakfasts said...

What a fun query...
Gingerbread of course but it's very hard to find the right stuff these days. Chefs are stinting on the ginger IMHO
Fruitcake is too heavy for me :(

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You may be the first person I've ever heard of you actually eats the fruitcake! But then I'm one of the only people I know who loves egg nog. So we're even.

I make iced ricotta cookies every year from a recipe a good friend got from her childhood friend's Italian grandmother. Just posted the recipe the other week: http://www.thebigpieceofcake.com/2009/12/oh-right-i-almost-forgot-cookies.html

Emily Heston said...

My favorite holiday confection to make is peppermint patties, with plenty of peppermint and semi sweet chocolate. Here is the recipe: http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=5183714993734295867&postID=7235945174234746543

If that doesn't work, go to the culinary department and look in desserts at splendidmarket.com