Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas 2015

I am making a fruitcake. Why? My Thanksgivings are about the challenge. For Christmas, I want stress-free comfort: gumbo and a dessert that doesn't require kitchen acrobatics. More importantly, I like fruitcake!

I'm serious about the stress-free part; I'm using a fruitcake kit from King Authur Flour. It has a dried fruit blend and a box mix. The candied cherries weren't included. I wish I'd gotten two jars. Oh well. I added a jar of crystallized ginger.

Everybody's hanging out with the rum now. Tonight we bake :-)

Wish I had done more research about rum versus brandy and the history of fruitcake. All I know is I like them and I wanted one for Christmas.