If there is one food I cannot go through Christmas without, it is my mother's fruitcake. Yes, I said it -- fruitcake.
"Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (occasionally) soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated.
Fruit cakes are typically served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Given their rich nature, fruit cake is most often consumed on its own, as opposed to with condiments (such as butter or cream)." Source
I certainly understand if people don't like fruitcake, but I also have to say "bless your heart" to them because they have not actually tasted the real thing. As in my mother's fruitcake. I've tried the ones you buy at the grocery, and they are exactly as people describe. However, my mother has perfected her recipe over the years, and it is nothing short of amazing. I'm not a Christmas cookie kind of gal, maybe because we are all spoiled with this cake.
It's not an easy cake to make, and I have certainly never tried making one, but I had her give me the recipe for the article I wrote for Romantic Homes last Christmas.
So if you're brave in the kitchen and want the real thing, then this is the recipe for you:-)
Honestly this cake is amazing and brings back so many wonderful memories of Christmas for me, I just can't go through the season without one.
What food is a "must have" for your family during this season?
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