Fruitcake


#1

Did you get one this past Christmas? Did you eat it? People make jokes about fruitcake, but I don’t mind it if it’s a really good one.
When I was in high school, somebody once gave my parents a nice big fruitcake, and every day thereafter for the next month or so I found a peice of fruitcake in my lunch. It became a standing joke at the lunch table.


#2

I always get one from the Trappist Monks. It contains a whole bottle of rum.:bounce:


#3

[quote=bauerice]I always get one from the Trappist Monks. It contains a whole bottle of rum.:bounce:
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Are those the Monks in Kentucky? That’s where I got mine this year… I ordered a fruitcake and homemade cheese. They were both de-lish!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE FRUITCAKE!


#4

I made two. I eat fruit cake whenever it’s available. Why wouldn’t one eat fruit cake?


#5

I send fruitcake and fudge from the Trappists to my family, and get one for my self. I think it is Jack Daniels, not rum, that they put in it.


#6

Sorry, nope! Noooooo fruitcake…not gonna have it! :rolleyes:


#7

[quote=Joe Kelley]I send fruitcake and fudge from the Trappists to my family, and get one for my self. I think it is Jack Daniels, not rum, that they put in it.
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Ooooh, that sounds like a business that I want to support! Anyone have a website for these Trappists?


#8

The store:

gethsemanifarms.org/index.asp

The abbey:

monks.org/aloneingod.html

People beg us for the fruitcake. Converts (to fruitcake, that is :smiley: ) have been made by this fruitcake.

The pesto cheese is yummy too. :slight_smile:


#9

I love Trappist fruitcake as well as their cheese, (especially the smoky) but haven’t had any for several years. I need to order some soon. The last few years I’ve been giving povitica for Christmas.


#10

The Kentucky Trappists are Thoma Merton’s community (Fr. M. Louis Merton, OCSO).

Not a fruitcake fan, I’m afraid.


#11

My mother, back in the day, made fantastic fruitcakes, and she made me a convert. I still love fruitcake. Send me your poor, rejected, forlorn fruitcakes, and I will eat them with pleasure and gusto :smiley:

DaveBj


#12

Is it true that fruitcake can stay fresh for years? That is what I’ve heard…


#13

[quote=Lillith]Is it true that fruitcake can stay fresh for years? That is what I’ve heard…
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I think it depends on how much booze they soak it in.


#14

Yeah, we make jokes about fruitcakes. We have this one that gets passed around the family every year. We also have a Yule Log. It just wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t have the yearly regifting of the Yule Log.

Eamon


#15

I am not fond of fruitcake unless it is mostly nuts. I make a fruitcake from time to time that is not baked, full of nuts and held together with crushed graham cracker crumbs. It’s especially good if you wrap it in a cloth full of rum or J.D.


#16

I love it.

I made 2 this year. One got eaten the other one, I poured extra rum on and froze it for next year.


#17

The Trappist fudge is also laced with bourbon.


#18

Expensive fruitcakes are usually very good. And, also homemade fruitcakes.

The kind you buy at the supermarket that are very cheap are good for the garbage pail.


#19

[quote=Joe Kelley]The Trappist fudge is also laced with bourbon.
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HEAVEN on earth…


#20

I love a well made fruitcake (usually that means homemade), and I have heard such good things about the Trappist monks’ fruitcake that I just might buy one to see what all the fuss is about.
Just don’t ever try to take a fruitcake on a Canadian airliner. They are on the banned items list.


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