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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I like fruit cake!

I am having an attack of Englishness right at this moment. I think it was brought on by my previous post about Chinese food. I know that sounds weird, but it's true. Anyway, while poking around this new-fangled compu-web-net thingy, I found a lovely link to a recipe that I want you all to try, for English Fruit Cake.

Now, here is my challenge. As you can see, English Fruit Cake is not like your typical American fruitcake. I have said this to many people on many an occasion, American Fruitcake is literally a cake o' fruit, like so:

Whereas English fruit cake is a cake... with some fruit in it. Like so.

So when I say I like fruitcake, I don't mean fruitcake, I mean fruit cake.

My challenge is this. I want you brave souls who actually read this steaming pile of wombat's do's to make this for yourselves and tell me what you think. Who will accept the challenge? Who among you is culinarily inclined? Mum, you need not apply. I know you can make this. I want some of our Yank brethren to try it.

The gauntlet has been thrown down.


  1. I loooooooathe the icky stuff put out at Christmas that, along with cock-roaches and Kevin Stowers, can survive a nuclear blast.
    I can't promise when it'll happen, but I'm game. I'll try to make it.

  2. Yum! I just read the ingredients. I love cranberries. Nothing creepy in that recipe.

  3. Sorry,there shouldn't be Cranberries in an English fruit cake-weird American stuff.


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