On the 1st Day of Fruitcake That Gerty Gave to Me…

…I ate it with some honey.

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For those of you who may not follow my hijinx on Twitter (and by that I mean the one person who doesn’t follow them on Twitter), a few months ago dear friend of the blog Gerty-Z lamented that her grandparents had sent her a fruitcake. I commented that I happen to love fruitcake and so Gerty-Z, ungrateful grandchild that she is, sent it to me.

Initially I feared that the postal carriers had known what precious cargo was contained in the box…

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Thankfully, the content appeared to not be tampered with.

Now, I wanted to enjoy this delightful fruity and nutty novelty, but I was hesitant to unwrap it before I left for vacation lest it get stale. Knowing that fruitcake wrapped in plastic would survive a nuclear winter, I opted to wait until we returned. Then tonight, I finally unsheathed the beast.

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For anyone else as interested in fruitcake as I am, I intend to enjoy this glorious confection over the next 12 nights. I hope that Gerty-Z will express my sincerest of thanks for her dear, sweet, thoughtful grandmama for me.

The first night’s trove was delicious.

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10 responses to “On the 1st Day of Fruitcake That Gerty Gave to Me…

  1. THAT TIN! My family used to get a gift fruit-cake every year in that exact tin – and I was the only one in my family who liked it so I ate it all. What is the name of that brand??? I need to get my hands on it for next year!

  2. A. Marina Fournier

    I actually have eaten a few extraordinary fruitcakes in my time. One in So. Cal. had rum in it, and lots of butter–how should I not like that? I admit to not liking glacĂ©ed fruits–to eat or to work with–but ordinary dried fruits are fine with me, and go in my stollen every year. Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola has a chocolate-apricot one that’s not bad. Wish I knew where the library director got that fruitcake every year–was not H&D’s for sure.

  3. I can’t believe you actually ate that. Or that you were worried about it going stale. It’s a fucking fruitcake! <3 you

  4. Isis the Scientist

    Not only did I eat it, I savored it. Wait until you see what else I have in store for fruitcake.

  5. I love fruitcake. It’s nice to meet another believer. I made Alton Brown’s Free Range Fruit Cake. It was delicious

  6. Isis the Scientist

    Sounds good. Gerty Can send those next!

  7. I wouldn’t feed that stuff to a bichon!

  8. Collin Street Bakery does make good fruitcakes, but they’re nothing next to mine. I use white raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries, and dried cranberries — no glazed stuff. Real butter. Didn’t make any this year because I’ve gone gluten-free, and didn’t have the energy to adapt the recipe from wheat flour to some combo of gluten-free flours. Next year, though…

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