Where the Christmas Fruitcake Began
When the Romans invaded Britain and introduced the British to their culture, they also presented them with the idea of a fruitcakes-dried fruit-and-nut-filled barley loaves soaked with sweet wine. Drying fruits was the best-known method of preserving them for the winter season during medieval times and adding them to cakes became popular. During lavish feasts, such as important holidays like Christmas, the fruit-filled, wine-soaked barley loaves were prepared. After people learned how to candy fruits, fruitcakes became even more colorful, decadent, and sweet. Baking fruitcakes soon become a favorite holiday tradition in the Victorian era and quickly spread around the globe.
Christmas Fruitcakes Today
Now, if you want a tasty fruitcake look to a gourmet fruitcake company from whom you can order online, like Beatrice Bakery, or found in stores under the GRANDMA’S BAKE SHOP brand. This year Grandma’s celebrates 100 years of being a holiday favorite!
Nowadays, fruitcakes are one of the most versatile desserts. And Beatrice Bakery Company has so many different combinations of fruitcakes – from chocolate to kosher-friendly fruitcakes, and fruitcakes without sugar. So, when considering which traditional food you should bring to the table this holiday season, or for any occasion, look to fruitcakes hand-made by Beatrice Bakery Co.