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Old 12-10-2016, 10:45 PM
 
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Growing up my mother made a unique fruitcake that we called rum logs or rum rolls (not the dinner roll like rum rolls; completely different from that). It was much like a fruitcake in the nuts and fruit ingredients, but was actually good. That is, instead of the heavy and cloying texture and taste of traditional fruitcake, it was very fine textured, almost like a molasses cookie or like the roll on a fig newton, with a light sweet taste. It was shaped like a log, coated in powered sugar, and soaked in rum. Unfortunately the recipe was lost with her and my attempts to duplicate it have turned out like regular fruitcake.


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Old 12-10-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Rum Baba Yule Log
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:21 PM
 
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Texture looks similar, though hers had fruit and nuts in it. Will have to try that and see if it matches up. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Let me think what it was called. Yeast dough, very nice, contained dried fruit and nuts, soaked in a homemade rum syrup. Baba au rum maybe? It took all day to make, but definitely worth the effort.

I'll dig around and see if I can find the cookbook it was in. I know what cookbook, I just don't know where it is. It was a holiday cookbook, from the 1960's and I've moved several times since then. I never would have given up that cookbook, though, because every recipe in there was good.

Perhaps I am remembering the name of it wrong.
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