National Fruitcake Day
Fruitcakes are something we all have seen in movies and grandmas’ kitchens. This heavy, dark cake looks like it has gone through seven stages of baking. It sounds like your fist hitting a wooden table as you place it on a surface. There is an occasion for it. This day is National Fruitcake Day. It’s a celebration of fruitcakes that many people associate with bricks. Many historians believe fruitcakes were created in Rome over 2,000 years ago. Historians believe that a recipe for fruitcake that was made in ancient Rome, which included pomegranate seeds and pine nuts mixed with a barley mash, is one of the oldest known recipes. Historians believe that one of the earliest recipes for fruitcakes is from ancient Rome. It contains pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins that were combined into a barley mash. Fruitcakes from the Roman era were quite different than today. They can be iced or made gluten-free, lactose free, diabetic, alcoholic or just plain old. European-made fruitcakes had to be banned for too much butter and sugar in the 18th century. These ingredients were banned because they were unhealthy. These cakes were not allowed to be sold because they were considered unhealthy. Jay Leno tried a piece from a Michigan family’s 1878 fruitcake, which they kept as an heirloom in 2003. The fruitcake has been ridiculed by Americans for years. This is a common occurrence in movies and television. In these cases, the fruitcake falls on someone’s body and they complain that it is hard. The reason fruitcakes are edible for so long is because of the way they are cooked. Many fruits and nuts are dried, then soaked in sugar substances. This allows them to stay on the shelf without any preservatives. Some recipes use alcohol or a sugar-soaked storage cloth to preserve the fruits and nuts. This gives them a longer shelf life. Fruitcakes are a popular holiday dessert. Some brands even have expiration dates that are twenty-five years old. They are often the focus of inspirational quotes such as this one by A. Lee Martinez: “Reality looks like a fruitcake. Pretty enough to look at, but with all kinds of things just below the surface.” Even Jimmy Buffett named one his songs after them. It is simple to celebrate this day. Truman Capote, who is best known for his book In Cold Blood discussed the popular dessert. Make fruitcake with all the family. Here are some world variations: Here are some international variations: In the United States, fruitcakes are celebrated in cities.