Sunday, December 27, 2015
National Fruitcake Day
Happy National Fruitcake Day to you. I must tell you though that I do not care for the store bought fruitcakes and can never imagine gifting anyone with one. Fruitcake made with chopped candies or dried fruit, nuts, and spices. It is believed that Rome is where fruitcake was first created. One of the earliest recipes include pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins mixed into a barley mash as ingredients. In the middle ages honey, spices and preserved fruit were added. In the 16th century early America offered their own ingredient of sugar to help preserve fruit, and create candied fruit.
American fruitcake is often created rich in fruits and nuts. Some recipes may include liqueurs or brandy and cover the cake in powder sugar. American fruitcake was first sold in mail-order catalog starting in 1913