Fruit Cake In February

When we moved from our small farm on Johns Creek to this farm on Meadow Creek I misplaced a few things and one was my Dad’s favorite fruitcake recipe.  He loved fruitcake and I used to make him three every Christmas.  It was a wonderful recipe which I have not been able to duplicate and it had one ingredient in it that most don’t have and that was molasses.

I was telling a very special friend of mine about it and she shared a piece of the fruit cake she made this past Christmas.  I WAS IN HEAVEN! She gave me two pieces to bring home with me and the more I ate it the more I wanted my own.  I think it’s better than the one I made all those years.  She shared the recipe with me a few weeks ago and I’ve been collecting the ingredients ever since.  Yesterday I whipped it up and it made five loaf pans and I was thrilled!!  They may through the next six months!!  Eddie is not crazy about fruit cake so I’ll have to eat them all by myself!!! Greedy, aren’t I!!

Here’s three of the loaves. The middle one came apart as I was taking it out of the pan but I”ll eat it first. These three are now in an airtight container and wrapped in a white towel that has been soaked with Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey.

These two were basted with Apple Jack Brandy and I’m storing them in ziplock bags and will freeze in those bags.

They are full of candied cherries, fruit, candied pineapple, orange marmalade, nuts and much more.  The bites I have taken from the one that broke is heavenly!  Merry Christmas to me!

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