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I know, most (if not all) of us are familiar with this Christmas dessert/tradition... the FRUITCAKE. But not everybody likes it. I must admit, I don't like most of the fruitcakes being made out there (bland, dry, and too many candied fruits)..but this one I loved (yup, in the past tense, since we ate it all up a few weeks ago). Know why? Because it had more nuts and raisins than candied fruits, plus I can definitely taste that brandy in every bite... :)

What amazed me even more was that it was still moist and delicious even after being stored inside the refrigerator for more than a year...! We got this last year from my sister, who bought that from a religious congregation somewhere in Fairview (Quezon City, Philippines). Sorry, couldn't remember the name, and it was given to us simply gift-wrapped; no address/name of the congregation included.

A Blessed and Happy Christmas to all!

ps. posting half a day earlier than the usual...

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*I don't think my other blog will be 'operational' real soon...and I don't think I have the time to make another blog, so Food Friday is here to stay. For now. I think. Many many thanks to those who have kept on playing! :)

16 shared thoughts:

Madz at: Thu Dec 23, 04:07:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I for one surely don't like fruitcakes. :)

I've tried it I think about twice or thrice and I always get turned off by the taste, maybe because of the rum or the liquor used in it? Or maybe I just haven't tasted anything that good and edible, or maybe I'm weird like that. hehe.

Merry Christmas Maiylah! Early post cause I think you'll be busy already, I'm already composing mine as well. It'll be up later. :)

Halie Santos - Dayo at: Thu Dec 23, 05:07:00 PM GMT+8 said...


Many have said that fruitcakes are delicious but I personally don't like them. May be I should give it a try again. Happy Yule!

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Kero at: Thu Dec 23, 05:46:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Oooh fruit cake! thank you for reminding me I still have to buy ours lol!

yes, they always taste better as the wine ages =)

my entry is here

Kero at: Thu Dec 23, 06:02:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Yummy! Can I have just one tiny slice, pretty please? =)

Entry here from Coffee, Pearls, and A View

Luna Miranda at: Fri Dec 24, 12:08:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i seldom have a fruitcake that i like. i hope those who gave me fruitcake are not reading this.:p your fruitcake sounds and look delicious. i love the flavor of brandy, too.:p

Luna Miranda at: Fri Dec 24, 12:16:00 AM GMT+8 said...

here's another one for noche buena.:p

maiylah at: Fri Dec 24, 12:53:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Madz
...yeah, most fruitcakes are just hard to like...guess that's because it didn't originate from us;it came from a different culture (with different taste preferences)...or maybe like what you said, we're weird like that. hehehe... ;)

Merry Christmas too, Madz!

thanks, Halie
...i hope you find a fruitcake that matches your taste. :)

Merry Christmas!

thanks, Kero
...i agree; when well-made, it seems to taste way way better after a couple or so of months later! :)

Enjoy the holidays!

thanks, LM
...oo nga, we seldom find a fruitcake that we really like.except for this really was the best (for me, at least)!i wonder if my sister can get one for us again... :)

Happy Holidays!

Julie at: Fri Dec 24, 07:18:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Not a fan of fruitcake too. and ironic because many years ago, I kept saying I don't like it and during a raffle in the school where I teach, I didn't get to win any big prizes, instead I went home with a fruitcake inside a beautiful box decked with Christmas trimming. I kept the box, I gave away the fruitcake :D

Anyway, Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting another year of Food Friday.

I have a scoop of something sweet for you in my post :)

Gizelle at: Fri Dec 24, 08:21:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I don't like it either :D Great photo though! ;-)

maiylah at: Fri Dec 24, 10:26:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, T. Julie
...hehehe, sometimes that happens to us, too (giving the fruitcakes to someone else). sayang kasi, diba? :)

Happy Holidays! ♥

thanks, G
...konti lang talaga may gusto nun...but still many still persists on giving them out as gifts. i wonder why? hehehe...

Enjoy the holidays, G! ♥

☺lani☺ at: Fri Dec 24, 01:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Yummy! Merry Christmas!

maiylah at: Fri Dec 24, 05:38:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Lani's great that you like fruitcakes! :)

Happy Holidays!♥

oggi at: Fri Dec 24, 10:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

We love fruitcake in our house, the ones made by my mother-in-law. She makes them more cakey and with lots and lots of rum or brandy. Sabi nga ng hubby, isang slice lang mala-lasing ka na. My first American fruitcake, a gift from a relative, was truly horrible and was immediately chucked into the waste bin.:D

Have a wonderful and happy Christmas!

FF Chestnuts

maiylah at: Fri Dec 24, 11:59:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Ms. Oggi
...i love your mother-in-law's version of the fruitcake! :)

Happy Christmas to you and to your family, too!♥

Jay - agent112778 at: Sat Dec 25, 03:32:00 PM GMT+8 said...

we have fruit cakes every year(gifts from mom's friends) but until now i haven't acquired the taste of it.

heres our Christmas spread


maiylah at: Sat Dec 25, 09:56:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Jay
...fruitcake is popular during this season, but sadly most of them are not delicious...

Merry Christmas to you and to your family, Jay

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