Liz Prepares the Annual Holiday Fruitcake
Liz has been hard at work in the kitchen this weekend, preparing her annual fruitcake. A few things you should know: first, this is not the usual dry and crumbly thing that most people think of, when the word fruitcake is mentioned. Second – there is a lot of booze in the fruitcakes Liz makes.
I’m actually not a fan of her fruitcakes, and it’s probably the only thing she makes that I won’t devour on the spot given the chance. But whenever she brings in a fruitcake to her workplace… it gets devoured pretty quickly. Liz’s dad loves these guys, and it’s always something she makes each Christmas for him.
The cakes themselves take a few weeks to prepare. They’re in the oven for about five hours, and then get regular treatments of whiskey over the course of maybe 2/3 weeks. These things are pretty potent when they’re finally done.
Kneading the fruitcake mixture was too cumbersome with the bowl on the countertop… so Liz decided to move to the floor.
A whole heap of raisins.
Liz, putting the fruitcake into the mold.