Welcome to the 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop!
If you didn't know already, I love fruitcake. And I have a way of making it even better. Here's my recipe for:
Chocolate Dipped Fruitcake
Buy a really good already made fruitcake
One package of melting chocolates
Wire cooling rack
Cut the cake into bite size cubes or nuggets. Melt the chocolate discs according to directions. Note: do not over melt as the chocolate will not harden properly. Spoon or dip the cake cubes into the chocolate. Set on a wire rack which has been placed on a length of waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag in the fridge.
That's it. Easy peasy. Many people have said fruitcake prepared this way tastes like candy.
Now for more fruitcake fun, here's a sneak peak from "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off":To be eligible for an e-copy of "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off" and a $15.00 Amazon gift card, please leave your name with your EMAIL in the comments.
"I am not entering this year." I pinned an unbreakable stare on Bethany, my long-time friend. We were piddling over coffee in her cubical like we always did before getting to the nuts and bolts of company business. "Period."
"Why not, Samantha? You should be proud to be the five-time winner of the Great Fruitcake Bake-off. You're a legend."
"Is being a legend in the fruitcake world a good thing? It's exhausting finding the perfect recipe, then bake and exhibit it. Besides, shouldn't somebody else win?"
Bethany's fists went to her hips. "Sam, we're talking fruitcake. It's not groundbreaking like, like the Declaration of Independence or...the Pyramids."
"I'm shocked to hear you say that. Fruitcake is the cake of all time. It dates to--"
She bobbed her head. "To the sixteenth century."
I raised my finger. "It gets a bad--"
"Rap." She sighed a soul searching blow of breath. "You always say that. You also always say you love participating; yet, you're not defending your title this year."
"I've used up all of Grammie's recipes."
"You could start over with the first confection you entered five years ago, couldn't you?"
"It seems like cheating...in a weird way. And I don't cheat."
"You are a shining example of excellent values." Bethany drummed her fingers from the littlest to the index and considered. "I've got it! Why not check online and find a recipe?"
"They don't call you brainchild for nothing." I rubbed a finger along the divot below my lower lip. A tiny speck of excitement blossomed within me. "I'll need a brand new fruitcake. I wouldn't want to be like Crazy Wanda who enters the same freakin' lump of dough every freakin' year."
"It never hurts to expand your repertoire, even if it's by collecting fruitcake recipes."
Here's the link to the 12 days of Christmas Blog hop: http://asyouwishreviews.blogspot.com/p/12-days-of-christmas-blog-hop.html
Thank you and Happy Holidays!