Monday, October 5, 2009

THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT CAKE! or I Am Not a Fruit Cake!

The Pioneer Woman is having a giveaway today. It's a lovely giveaway. And, so I posted there on the premise that I would have a teensy chance of winning today's prize. Sure there will be 22 zillion posted entries, but I figure I'm one in a zillion. har-har

Her question was, "What holiday food do you anticipate every year?" And my reply, of course, was FRUIT CAKE!

Here's what I wrote on her website...

"FRUIT CAKE! Alright, I know I stand in the minority on this one. I'm not talking about those cheap fruitcakes that you can pick up in the holiday section of the local grocery. No, no, no! I'm talking about real, honest-to-goodness, homemade FRUIT CAKE! Decadence for sure! And, Hey! If YOUR grandmother sends you her famous home-made cake every Christmas and if your usual procedure is to dump it down the disposal (after a reasonable time, of course), please send it to me. I could eat this stuff year round. FRUIT CAKE!!!!!! And, no, I am not one."

I really, really do like good fruit cake. But it has to be Good Fruit Cake.

I can blame credit my mother for my craziness for my fascination began when I was quite small. There was a small fruit cake in the house that had been given us by someone, I don't know who. Mom placed it on a high cupboard shelf and would take it down now and then for a nibble. It was on the high shelf so that we kids did not eat it. With my brothers, that would have been a waste for I'm not sure any of them liked it. But the Forbidden Fruit Cake was a temptation to me and now and then I would drag the step-stool over to the cupboard, climb up, and take a nibble. A nibble here, a nibble there, and I was addicted.

Maybe I should get out a recipe NOW and make one. A Good Fruit Cake takes time to cure to its best goodness.

And, No, I repeat again, I Am Not A FruitCake! You may or may not think the Pioneer Woman is a Fruit Cake. But I repeat!!! I Am Not!


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12 comments:

blushing rose said...

Just the thought of that Fruit Cake turns me off. Mother LOVED this stuff ... never had a problem with any of us kids snitching from this ever!
Have a lovely week. TTFN ~Marydon

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm with you ---- I'm ashamed to admit it, but I LOVE fruitcake!!!! I had a recipe for a Macadamia Nut Fruitcake that was out of this world, but lost it several years ago. I always thought fruitcake was the food of the angels!!!!!!

Cora

Sheri said...

Fruit cake? YUK (smile)

Debby said...

How funny. I was reading about fruitcake today. I wonder if I still have my old recipe? I'm going to make one this year. You have inspired me.

In more ways than one.

Daria said...

I used to hate fruit cake until I tasted a really good one ... I'm with you on that ... I'm a fan if it's a good homemade one.

Roxanne said...

Looks yummy. Maybe you can share your secret. Mine never turns out looking like that:) Blessings to you.

Debbie said...

I am so glad that there is someone else who likes fruit cake. But, I am such a picky person that I love the fruit cake from only one place, Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, TX. It is lovely.

Dandy said...

My mom loves fruit cake!

May I just say again that your look beautiful in you picture. I love the hair coming in and it just adds such a softness. Striking and inspiring and I am so proud of you for putting it out there!

melissa said...

I adore fruit cake...store bought, homemade, no matter....it's one of my favorites! :)

jkosborne said...

Hey!

I think the homemade makes a big difference. I've tried some that I love but the store bought kind never has tasted as good. All this talk about fruit cake is making me hungry! ;) Loved your post as always.

Kerry Osborne

Elle Bee said...

The title of your post made me smile. Then when I clicked over, I suddenly got very hungry! :o) Maybe I should give fruit cake another try...
Elle

Kelly said...

Homemade fruitcake really is good stuff!

I posted a recipe on my old 360 blog (now defunct) for something called "Bishop's Bread" which is sort of a fruitcake with chocolate chips in it. I'm sure I'll "rehash" it on my current blog at some point.