Today was the beginning of Christmas. Yeah, I know that it's two days from Thanksgiving, but Christmas begins when I make fruitcake. Before you groan, this is not your mother's fruitcake. This is no dry doorstop. This is a gourmet fruitcake that bathes in brandy for the next four weeks.
Here's the cake after it came out of the oven just before it had its drenching of holiday spirits.