Procrastinating fruitcake lovers do not despair. All is not lost if you didn’t have time for the ritual baking of Christmas cakes back in October. This quick FRUITCAKE LOAF can be whipped up in the morning and enjoyed with afternoon coffee the same day. It’s wonderful, spicy fragrance fills your home with an aroma that is pure Christmas. It slices beautifully and the beguiling perfume of allspice, cloves and nutmeg is perfection itself.
The ingredients are simply guidelines. The recipe calls for candied mixed peel and dried fruit. Your pantry has dried figs and lemon and orange peel. Use what you have. Pecans, slivered almonds and chopped pistachios replace chopped walnuts. It will all taste like Christmas. The brandy decanter is empty then substitute sherry or perhaps an exotic liqueur. The recipe is so forgiving.
There is so much frantic pressure surrounding the Christmas season. We need to be calm and take a step back. Enjoy our family. Glory in the season. This fruitcake loaf is more than the sum total of its parts. Its very simplicity gives one a chance to take a breath and enjoy the simple act of preparing food for those we love.
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Merry Christmas dear friends. XXX Virginia