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Re: Christmas \ Fruit cake weekend
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2016, 05:12:16 PM »
Thanks to everyone for their input and recipes. Sorry for taking so long for posting the recipe I use and not being more active, work is getting in the way!!!!!!! Straight days and weekends in  :o LOL.

awakephd I'm sure it will be great. Like you said just brush the cheese cloth just watch it will get soggy in the center if you use to much. If that happens let it air out for a few hours and it will reduce into a heavenly rich fruit cake. :P

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Re: Christmas \ Fruit cake weekend
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2016, 07:36:58 PM »
Helpful advice, thanks. Right now it is wrapped in cheesecloth, moistened with 1+ tbs of brandy, then sealed up in plastic. I plan to unseal and re-moisten at least once per week.
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Re: Christmas \ Fruit cake weekend
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 08:45:54 AM »
Helpful advice, thanks. Right now it is wrapped in cheesecloth, moistened with 1+ tbs of brandy, then sealed up in plastic. I plan to unseal and re-moisten at least once per week.

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Re: Christmas \ Fruit cake weekend
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2017, 09:39:23 AM »
Thanks for asking! The fruitcakes are now consumed - I saved one into February, but finally couldn't resist finishing it off. They were a bit dry and overdone, as noted above, but still quite tasty. As dry as they were, they absorbed quite a lot of brandy before they really seemed to be appropriately moistened ... but still didn't taste over-brandified. :) I look forward to trying again, this time putting the batter into two pans rather than three, and watching the cooking time more closely.

I should have taken some pictures ... not sure why I didn't. Next time ...
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