Do you prefer baked or steamed 'Fruitcake' for Christmas?

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
December 11, 2008 3:30am CST
Of the two methods I prefer those steamed fruit cake. I have malaysianised my fruit cake in which I steam my fruitcakes and add some local fruits in it like adding glazed winter melon, condensed milk and using slightly burned sugar instead of brown sugar. Like baking steaming also takes 4 hours to get the best result. Comparatively steam fruitcakes taste better, they are more moist and the fruits are plump. Have you ever tasted steamed fruitcakes?
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
11 Dec 08
Hi Zandi, I have tasted steamed apple pie, prepared by my friends wife. But not steamed cake,I will be glad to try your innovative dish, provided you give the recipe.
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• India
11 Dec 08
Quicky!!!!!Thanks for the recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
all the same to you samson, have not seen you for ages here. Whats up? anyone else who needs my recipe just pm me. a good christmas fruitcake with a difference.
• India
15 Dec 08
Yes. The Change in my profession hinders my participation here on regular basis. Still I visit rarely cause I love you all as you are caring and understanding.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
11 Dec 08
i would like to do that but tropical mango but not possible.any ideas how?please share with me lots of fruit here zandi and i would love to do it.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
Of course you can use any tropical fruits except durian as the whole cake will no longer be called fruitcake but durian cake. You can always buy those glazed manggo in packets and slice into pieces and add in together with the mixed fruit. You can add cashew nuts or walnuts too. It taste fantastic. Try that.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
13 Dec 08
thanks but how to do it?
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I never knew fruitcakes could be steamed until I saw your post! I've been used to baked fruitcakes only and steamed fruitcake is really a strange thing to me. And you said it taste even better! I think I would try making my own and see for myself if I could successfully get the best result. Wish me luck!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
Oh Salonga most of our cakes here have gone under steaming. There is another beautiful cake I call nestum cake and this is using nestum as the main ingredient. A small amount of flour is used. This cake is really finger licking as well as the steam fruitcake. Try that out.
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I don't think I have ever had steamed fruitcake. Actually I am not a big fan of fruitcake but every now and then I have to have a little.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
The fact is I like baking and cooking and I would try every method to create something different and this fruitcake turn out to be better steamed than baked. Maybe that would change your taste bud if you have tasted the steamed fruitcake.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I think I would prefer the steamed fruit cake. It would be alot moister. I love fruit cake but not sure how they were cooked.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
Actually it is the same as the traditional fruitcake but the only difference is that we add extra fruits and is steamed.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Dec 08
nope but does sound like it would be alot more moist!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
Exactly,it is very moist. yummy!!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
11 Dec 08
The only fruit cake I like is rum soaked. I don't know if it's steamed or baked. I just want it soaked for abut 6 weeks prior to coming to me.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
Well we can always do that too, soaked the fruits before mixing in the cake mixture and steam them. After steaming and cooked, pour rum on cake and it is done. As good if not better then those baked fruitcake.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 Dec 08
usually i bake.rather for the first time,i am hearing about this steaming process.i need to try it,as the results seems to be so good. happy mylotting
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 08
I tell you this is finger licking and you will never have enough of it. Take out any dundee recipes from the net and modify it a bit to suit your likings, whatever fruits you wish to put in, but must not be fresh, use those glazed fruits sold in packets and you will never try those baked ones again.