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I love fruitcakes and my theory is most of the people who don't have only had those dry ones with neon fruit. Last year I summarized, "The Frog Hollow cake is great - sort of like a black cake, meaning boozy soaked cake with just a bit of fruit. In the more traditional camp I still prefer the Robert Lambert cake from last year which is not fruit packed either. I guess that means I just don't like fruit packed fruit cakes." I also tried and liked Collin Street and Bien Fait. Other suggestions from friends that I haven't had yet: Assumption Abbey and Claxton. So for 2020, here's my question: Small, truly artisanal fruitcakes that ship? Suggestions? Here's some I'm eyeballing for this year: Date Lady, Ackroyd's, June Taylor and Red Truck. Surely eGers know of some small town bakeries that are off-radar.
 
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I have finally only this year, at 51, had good fruitcake.  This one was Haitian.

 

God.Gawd.a'MIGHTY.  

 

I'm on a mission, I mean I'm joining the @gfron1 train. 

 

And I'm gonna candy all kinds of random fruits this year, and see what I can come up with on the homefront next autumn.  2022 Project!!

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On 12/31/2021 at 10:12 AM, SLB said:

And I'm gonna candy all kinds of random fruits this year, and see what I can come up with on the homefront next autumn.  2022 Project!!

I always do a lot of extra fruit (candied and boozed) because they store forever, and then you can find other uses. Just last night (NYE) we used my 2 year bourbon aged dried fruit (prune, apricot and mango) in a sorta riff on a bastilla (Moroccan sweet meat pastry) using our goose scraps. We encased it in a mooncake skin. It was not nearly as dry as it looks :)

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