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Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:36 pm
by Wiracocha
Hi all,

Can someone advise me IF there is anywhere in Lima that English/European/Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes are imported/made/sold, please? Or even a "traditional"plum pudding ?
I am not a panetone cake fan and crave these items for Christmas...if possible.

Cheers,
W

Re: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:19 pm
by bigdaddy
Wiracocha wrote:Hi all,

Can someone advise me IF there is anywhere in Lima that English/European/Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes are imported/made/sold, please? Or even a "traditional"plum pudding ?
I am not a panetone cake fan and crave these items for Christmas...if possible.

Cheers,
W


Good luck finding some. The best fruit cake is the boozed up variety.
My granny used to make some that would knock your socks off.

Cheers!

Re: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 am
by windsportinperu
Is it something similar to this ? .... Keke de Pasas y Pecanas...

https://www.google.com.pe/search?q=keke ... 66&bih=615

Re: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:34 am
by bigdaddy
windsportinperu wrote:Is it something similar to this ? .... Keke de Pasas y Pecanas...

https://www.google.com.pe/search?q=keke ... 66&bih=615


Nope, similar to this...

https://www.collinstreet.com/online_bak ... -fruitcake

Re: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:57 pm
by Alpineprince
I understand there were under 100,000 fruitcakes ever produced and fewer than that in existence today. Legend has it that they were produced in Europe in the early 1900's and shipped in "tins" to customers in Europe and USA only. Most were never opened and consumed and nowadays's they are used solely for " re gifting" at Christmas time between relatives who are not talking to each other. Some fruitcakes are rumored to have been in the same family for generations.

Re: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:52 pm
by bigdaddy
Alpineprince wrote:I understand there were under 100,000 fruitcakes ever produced and fewer than that in existence today. Legend has it that they were produced in Europe in the early 1900's and shipped in "tins" to customers in Europe and USA only. Most were never opened and consumed and nowadays's they are used solely for " re gifting" at Christmas time between relatives who are not talking to each other. Some fruitcakes are rumored to have been in the same family for generations.


Yeah, that's where the booze comes in. You pickle that stuff to last for years...
https://oureverydaylife.com/can-eat-fru ... 29586.html