Thursday, November 12, 2009
I think the recipe is actually my husband's paternal grandmother's, but I'm not sure. All I know is that for the last few years, "Mom" has been so kind as to send us some light and dark fruitcake close to the holidays. I think we're all in agreement as well - the dark fruitcake is our favourite.
Mom-in-law struck a deal with me this year. If I bought all the fruit, she'd make the cakes. So when we visited at Thanksgiving (Canada, so in October) I took with me 2 large bags of fruit and raisins. When we visit this weekend (they are 3 hours away), I will pick it up. As well as mincemeat (which I'll save for another post).
I'm guessing it's not going to last until Christmas. Especially if the weather turns cold and we put on a pot of tea....
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the release of my seventh Harlequin Romance this week! Montana, Mistletoe, Marriage is out in stores and while you won't find any fruitcake recipes inside, you will find recipes to a few other treats! I was so hungry writing this book!
I hope your month leading up to Christmas is fun and stress free and fruitcake filled if you so desire!