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Dec 13th, 2004, 06:06 PM
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Best Fruitcake in the World?

I know, I know, first you might think this isn't necessarily a travel question, and second many folks don't like fruitcake. But, I have to make Xmas dinner, and the group wants fruitcake. So,is it Missouri, Texas, Arkansas??? Where, fruitcake lovers, where in the world is the very best fruitcake???
 
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Dec 13th, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Easy... Mary of Puddin' Hill
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Dec 13th, 2004, 06:16 PM
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Mary's are good, but Ya-Hoo! cakes are better, IMHO.
http://www.yahoocake.com
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Dec 13th, 2004, 06:34 PM
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Butterfield Farms without question
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Dec 13th, 2004, 07:19 PM
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Isn't "best fruitcake" an oxymoron? I didn't realize anyone actually ate them voluntarily!
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Dec 13th, 2004, 07:44 PM
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Collin Street Bakery, Corsicana, Texas.





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Dec 13th, 2004, 07:56 PM
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Gethsemani Farms bourbon fruitcake made by Trappist monks in Kentucky, no contest. They also make delicious cheeses. Find them at www.gethsemanifarms.org. Having been raised eating their fruitcakes at Christmastime, I was always puzzled by the general disdain many people express for fruitcake, until I eventually tasted other, inferior ones.
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Dec 14th, 2004, 12:40 AM
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There ARE people who like fruit cake and I'm one of them. Everyone who likes fruit cake LOVES my recipe that I got from my very good friend. I have several people who LOOK FORWARD every year to my fruit cake.

http://www.utahtea.lithium.com/fruit_cake.htm

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Dec 14th, 2004, 01:54 AM
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I vote for MUFFIN as the best fruitcake (in the world).
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Dec 14th, 2004, 02:01 AM
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The best fruitcake is the one that they keep for themselves, and don't send or give to me.

Whenever I taste one, I always want to like it, I really do, but it never turns out that way.

Which ever one you decide on, enjoy.
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Dec 14th, 2004, 02:31 AM
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Muffin is an excellent choice for an all around fruitcake but I used to tolerate the fruitcake from Corsicana TX....mainly pecans, and it had excellent alternate uses as an anchor if you were nautically inclined.

Calvin Trillin believes that there is really only one fruitcake in the entire world. It just make endless rounds being regifted constantly. LMF
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Dec 14th, 2004, 06:58 AM
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I don't know LilMs, Howard Dean came pretty close with his meltdown after the New Hampshere primary.

 
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Dec 14th, 2004, 07:51 AM
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Ummmm, I don't think I have ever seen the words "best" and "fruitcake" in the same paragraph. No, not a fruitcake lover here, yuck.

Can I make a suggestion that will WOW the crowd and it's VERY easy to make.

It's called Marlborough Pudding and the recipe can be found on the website for Sturbridge Village, and if it's not there I will put it up here for you.

It is an apple "pie"ish, dish which was served with the meal on the tables of New Englanders of many years past.

I make my own crust and the filling I use berry flavored or peach flavored apple sauce. The filling is also eggs and a bit of sugar. It is the consistancy of a pumpkin pie, but it has a nice history you can read and then share with your family.

Hope this helps, and it sure is a cut above fruitcake.
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Dec 14th, 2004, 08:14 AM
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I must agree with the people who hate fruitcake....YUCK!

I agree wantsomesun, best and fruitcake are an oxymoron.

What IS the deal with candied fruit? (Shudder)
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Dec 14th, 2004, 08:29 AM
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I also love Collin Street Bakery's fruitcake!
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Dec 14th, 2004, 08:48 AM
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I'm 60+ years old, traveled pretty extensively and crossed paths with many, many people and have yet to actually meet anyone who would ever admit to liking Fruit Cake.

I was always under the impression that there is really only one Fruit Cake in existance and it has been "re-gifted" for hundreds of years. It keeps comming back to me about every 5 years.
 
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Dec 14th, 2004, 08:52 AM
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My ex-boss.
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Dec 14th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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I don't understand why people feel compelled to say they don't like fruit cake when someone asked where to find a good one. If you don't like it, then just move on to the next post.

There ARE people who do like it....believe it or not!

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Dec 14th, 2004, 09:41 AM
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Dec 14th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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I used to really like fruitcake - the recipes my mum used called for lots of raisins, cherries, dates all soaked in brandy or rum overnight. also had a little bit of candied peel. That was yum!

However the ones in the US seem to consist primarily of candied fruit - a bit ick. Hence I have always stayed clear of it.

Unfortunately my Mum's lost her recipe
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