I Like Fruitcake
in almost all of its varieties, Panettone included. Unfortunately, I am off to a late start this year.
Each year my mother in law gives me a fruit cake from one of the local monasteries for my birthday, and each fall I bake a cake, while nursing a heritage cake in the fridge. I haven't made this years yet, and its starting to get me down.
James Villas in his book Stalking the Green Fairy has one of the better recipes and background stories about baking and saving fruitcakes I have yet encountered. His tale will bring even the most ardent fc hater into the fold.
Problem is, I'm bored with my cake. Anyone have a great family recipe they want to share?