We finally got a goodly dumping of snow this week, over a foot all told. Winter at last. My stepdaughter Annie and I spent Thursday evening chopping some 16 pounds of dried fruit and candied citrus peel, all of which has been soaking in a bath of cognac and orange liqueur ever since. Tomorrow, I'll bake 2 dozen fruitcakes and slather them with bourbon for ripening.
I'll post some pictures, along with my recipe in case anyone out there wants to play along. The recipe is adapted from this Classic Fruitcake that appeared several years ago in Saveur magazine. It's originally from Maida Heatter, but I've (of course) fiddled with it.