A little extra holiday post here.
I'm participating in a Winter Romance Blog hop hosted by author Marin McGinnis. Stop by her blog from now until Christmas to check out her lineup. Many are offering giveaways!
I will be giving away (to Canada and US commenters only) an I'd Rather Be Reading ornament plus organic tea and goodies!
Today, since it's the Christmas season, I'd figured I'd talk about fruitcakes.
The edible kind.
What is it about the Christmas fruitcake that causes such a divide among people in America? There are those that definitely hate fruitcake and then there is a minority of people who actually love fruitcake.
(I have yet to eat a fruitcake I like, personally)
But I was actually willing to try making one. For myself! Not to give away. Just to see if maybe my not liking this stuff had anything to do with freshness and quality control. But alas, I'm doubting I'll have time. However, if I did venture this route, I would use Alton Brown's recipe.
(It looks the most palatable plus it has rum in it)
My father-in-law actually LOVES fruitcake. He asks for one every Christmas but we usually order one for him. It's kind of a running joke in the family.
And this joke I happened to incorporate in my newest release,
WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH
In the book, the hero's mother loves fruitcake and makes one every Christmas. But the family doesn't have the heart to tell her they all hate fruitcake and eat it every year anyway. LOL!
I don't know, maybe it's the texture thing from all the dried fruit that has me balking. I'm not really an oatmeal raisin cookie person either. But regardless, I'm willing to give it another go and try it again this year.
If I can find one that is. :)
What about you? Do you LOVE or HATE fruitcake?
Have you ever made one?
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