Don’t laugh at me, but I love fruitcake like the one pictured here that’s made with good ingredients. So how could I resist the pretty and organic (at least mostly so) fruitcakes on display in the Whole Earth Center bakery?
These are made with whole wheat pastry flour, and organic dried fruits instead of the the heavily sugared and artifically colored kind. There are pecans, too.
The full-size version, round and hefty, is $24, and these mini-loaves were $5.95. Not cheap, but if you bought all these ingredients to make your own (to say nothing of the value of your time), you’d be shocked at how much you might spend, and good fruitcake is pretty pricy anywhere I’ve noticed (especially if shipped in a fancy tin). Fruitcake is making a come back as a hostess gift – and not the kind that’s re-gifted. You can tell they’re special just by looking at one of these.