Friday, January 6, 2012

The Nicest Things Come in the Mail

Like this beautiful package:


I knew what was in it when I saw who sent it. My friends Jason ( of the Words from the Mountains blog) and John decided to make my mother's fruitcake recipe and had called me from the grocery store as they were buying the ingredients. A cake was promised, and I forgot all about it until Jason sent a message that the cake was on the way.

We opened the pretty box (I am so saving that!) and inside found...

yet another package. What fun it was to unwrap this.


Finally, inside we found two beautiful cakes:


which we immediately had to sample.

Verdict: Delicious! And even though they used the same recipe, the cake was quite different from the ones my sisters and I make--and ours come out different each year anyway. This cake was darker (maybe dark molasses instead of sorghum?) and had no candied citron but instead was full of cherries, golden and dark raisins, lemon and orange peel, and nuts. I liked it very much and am thinking about not using as much citron myself next year.

Thank you, guys! Mom would be so happy to know her recipe is being used by others, with such excellent results.

8 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Looks absolutely delicious. What a nice January treat.

Anonymous said...

Yum! That looks good! I just had a piece of mine... :) Love you tm

Granny Sue said...

These guys are like surrogate sons to me, so it really made me happy that they made the cakes--and did it on Jason's birthday too :)

Ronda said...

Wonderful! So you also had a happy surprise! I deeply appreciate the unexpected pleasure that I opened today from you! Thank you! I emailed you but you can also see my post!

Angela said...

That was so sweet of them! The box is just beautiful! Way to go boys!

Mountainword said...

Hi GSue,

I'm glad it got there safely, and that you're enjoying it! When we made it, there was a party going on with everyone helping - lots of fun and laughter - and I like to think some of that got mixed in, too. Mom always told me that you could tell what temperament a person was in when they cooked something, because it would come out in the flavor. I believe it - I love this fruitcake, and I think it's now a tradition at our place to make this on or around my birthday (Dec 6). Enjoy!

Mary said...

Beautiful! Maybe I'll be inspired to make some myself . . .

Rowan said...

That looks really good, lovely gift to get through the mail.

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