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Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake #718546
12/12/17 8:12 pm
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Maybe there is something to those old jokes...


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718590
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I would never have doubted it ... !

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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718591
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It was probably being regifted.


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718640
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Haha Shel! That was my first thought as well. Or that it had been re gifted so many times in a particular town the owner could do nothing less than take it to the Arctic to be finally free of it. A classic case of fruitcake driving someone to do ANYTHING to get rid of it.

Alex

Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718774
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Someone has to have a nibble. But please, no risk assessments, hi-viz, goggles, clipboards etc

Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Dibnah] #718798
12/14/17 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Dibnah
Someone has to have a nibble. But please, no risk assessments, hi-viz, goggles, clipboards etc


If they soak it in brandy for a week,it should be fine shocked


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718856
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[/quote]If they soak it in brandy for a week,it should be fine shocked[quote]


All those jokes regarding fruit cake are pretty much well deserved, most are awful. But there is one that I will actually defend.
My maternal Grandmother made it from scratch every Christmas & my youngest sister has kept the tradition alive.
She had a very old recipe that used ingredients such as "suet". The fruit cake was always dark, moist & edible.....
'course that may have been because the recipe also called for liberal use of APRICOT BRANDY!

Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718863
12/15/17 4:18 pm
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Hmmm....
thanks for that. This does provide much mirth along with the morning coffee...not to mention near endless possibilities for humourous commentary!

Originally Posted by Alexp
Haha Shel! That was my first thought as well. Or that it had been re gifted so many times in a particular town the owner could do nothing less than take it to the Arctic to be finally free of it. A classic case of fruitcake driving someone to do ANYTHING to get rid of it.

Alex


Yes but which was more the fruitcake, the actual fruitcake or the person who carried that sucker thousands of miles to finally "get rid of it"? And, um.... OK... one does realize that this was a seriously cold hearted mofro, who carried his lil ol grandma's fruitcake, made lovingly by hand using a generations-old recipe in a wood fired oven, all the way to the Antarctic to dump it... jus sayin

Originally Posted by Keane Lucas
Originally Posted by Dibnah
Someone has to have a nibble. But please, no risk assessments, hi-viz, goggles, clipboards etc


is Pepto Bismol allowable?

If they soak it in brandy for a week,it should be fine shocked


I think that'd be called "reconstitution"... but one would still need a pretty strong constitution to ingest reconstituted, 100 year old fruitcake! (or any fruitcake at all, for that matter)

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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718883
12/15/17 6:18 pm
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What's REALLY amazing, maybe even more amazing than finding a 106 year old intact fruitcake, is that despite fruitcakes being derided, joked about, used as a term of derision for a crazy person, and the butt of comedy shows for 60 years ....

is that literally tens of millions of them are still sold every year, all around the world, whether they come from Claxton Georgia or Stockholm Sweden, and people continue to buy them, gift them, and, I'll wager, eat them .... !

Lannis


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718889
12/15/17 7:01 pm
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I will take a piece of warmed up fruitcake with a bit of whiskey sauce and a little vanilla ice cream over a sharp stick in the eye. Apricot brandy is a little sweet for me, but I had a drink not to long ago that was a splash each of apricot and peach brandy in a glass of bourbon with a splash of Campari. It was called a Liberty Bell and was quite drinkable.

Ed from NJ

Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718893
12/15/17 7:11 pm
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Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, TX has been making excellent fruitcakes for over 120 years, from a German recipe, and has shipped to all 50 states and over 190 countries.

I used to get one every year from dear friends; Jan passed on and Stuart is still kickin' but no longer able to care for himself and his LONG Christmas list.


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718894
12/15/17 7:19 pm
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I've received a lot of fruitcakes over the years ... German "Stöllen", Scottish "blackcake", Claxton fruitcakes ... and I've eaten them all up! None of them are going to sit around my house for years!

And next time I get one, I'm enhancing it with Ed's recipe ... !

Lannis


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718897
12/15/17 7:48 pm
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We have one in our freezer right now that may well be about as frost-bitten as that 100 year old one referenced in the article! (although, it's only been there for a couple years!)
Sometime in the distant future, when some archeological expedition digs up our freezer... you may look for *another* article... smile


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718910
12/15/17 8:53 pm
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back when i was a zoology graduate student, my freezer was full of porcupine heads, coyote heads, frozen squirrels, bags of dead mice, and so on.

i've scaled back, and right now my freezer only has one Sciurus carolinensis, waiting for my number one daughter to skin it out for an iPhone case.

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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718925
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Okay, squirrel skin iPhone cases?

NOW I've heard everything...


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718928
12/15/17 10:07 pm
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That cake would have been made in my home town.
I am quite partial to fruitcake.

Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: GrandPaul] #718929
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
Okay, squirrel skin iPhone cases?

NOW I've heard everything...


my daughter is sort of interested in earthy stuff. i've had to explain that you skin a squirrel like taking off your sock, rather than unzipping a sleeping bag.

after hundreds of rodents, it seemed obvious to me, but clearly not.


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Re: Huntley & Palmer Fruitcake [Re: Keane Lucas] #718974
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If the fruitcake has be taken with something, then that should be Wensleydale cheese and a single malt from the lower left quadrant, perhaps something from Jura.


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