Friday, January 7, 2011
Tradition, by Dora Silvers
Last week my son Neil came from San Luis Obispo. He brought me a fruit cake from his Twin Sister Nancy, who lives in Seattle, Washington.
When I came to California, I was in Huntington Park. In the window of a Health Food Store, was a display of glazed fruit. Since I wanted a snack, I asked for a 1/4 lb. of glazed fruit. The man asked me if I was going to make a fruit cake, I said "No, I just wanted a snack." He gave me his recipe for fruitcake. I looked it over and I decided to try and make the cake and send some back east to my relatives.
The day after Halloween, I made several and wrapped them up, put them in the cupboard for 4 weeks as per the instruction. I cut cardboard and made boxes and mailed them. Everyone was delighted; they all enjoyed the treat from California.
I made them for over 50 years. Now Nancy makes them and sends them to me, her 3 brothers and her Aunts in New Jersey. Nancy is following the "Tradition" of the California Fruitcake, she also makes them the day after Halloween.