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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.



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  • 10/19- Last days of summer
  • 10/16 - Handbag & Book, Karilyn Bentley
  • 10/12 - Last Year was Tough. This Year was Tougher
  • 10/09 - Handbag & Book w Pam Thibodeaux
  • 10/05 - Found object! And it's all Mine!
  • 10/02 - Handbag & Book w VB

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vicki Batman ~ 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Hop

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
Waxed paper
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":



"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."
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.

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!

8 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Sounds delicious!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! It is!!! and yet, the naysayers are still not buying it. Maybe I should invite them over... lol. Hugs, vb

magic5905 said...

Yum, sounds great.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

ghwasd said...

Now this is a fruitcake everyone can enjoy! ghwasd at gmail dot com

vicki batman said...

Thank you magic and ghwasd. I appreciate you playing along.

donnas said...

Sounds good.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

vicki batman said...

Hi, Donna! It IS good! and so is the story (can you tell I'm proud of it?) Thanks for stopping.

BTW, love your kitty pix. Mine is 20 years old and has similar coloring as yours.

chanel clutch said...

The quality of the hardware of a bag must be checked from the strap loops and the locking hooks. I will recommend this bag for purchase to anyone.

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