Free Range Fruitcake recipe courtesy of Alton Brown. I made it last year in addition to my regular and it was so good I'm skipping the candied fruit version and sticking with this one.
I change the glaze up every year depending on what I have on hand and I really boozed it up this time with the tripe sec because there is no orange juice in this recipe and I missed the zing of a bit of citrus because I also didn't have the zest on hand that it called for. Now the big wait begins. I'll sample it on my birthday, the 16th to see if I hit the mark. If not I'll be making more. I've had to do that before. Fruitcake is very important to me. I eat it for tea all winter long.
First he peeled and sliced the potatoes into thin slices and arranged them in a pretty pattern. Then he poured melted butter over them, kosher salt and a few handfuls of dark brown sugar. He baked them covered until they were soft. Then uncovered them, added another handful of brown sugar and let them crisp up on top. He had toasted some pecans in maple syrup and then threw them on top right before serving. They were delish as proved by the fact we had none left to bring home.
Now I'm off to watch the first episode of the new Gilmore Girls on Netflix. In light of our current situation, making a visit to Stars Hollow is a most welcome idea.
Okay you are making me hungry with this post, I had better get some breakfast.ReplyDelete
Once again you have made me so hungry....that fruit bread looks amazing...I'm guessing it smells devine in your kitchen! I'm going to give that sweet potato process a try. Sounds really good!ReplyDelete
Your fruitcake and the potatoes sound wonderful! I've never made a fruitcake...I think about it each year. I need to give it a try!ReplyDelete
Aw man... I was eyeing up the fruitcakes in the grocery store... and then I come home to this.... now I regret not getting one!ReplyDelete
Oh your fruitcake rose to perfection. I had no idea they need to RIPEN with some time. I love that enjoy making it and eating it throughout the long winter!ReplyDelete
Your fruit cake looks great! I am one of the few around here who likes it though.ReplyDelete
It's that time of year; you are making a great looking fruitcake!ReplyDelete
I've never really had much fruitcake. Yours sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
The sweet potato recipe looks pretty tasty too.