Subject: White Fruitcake
Date: 12/7/2018, 4:40 PM
On 12/7/2018 3:10 PM, Judy wrote:
Back in the 60s McCalls Magazine published a series of soft-cover books called McCalls Cooking School.
One of them contained the recipe ”Martha Washington’s White Fruitcake”, that I made for many years.
I lost it in moving and I can’t find it online. I have found several similar ones, but not the same one.
Can you help me?
McCall's Cooking School Recipes were published in magazines that could be collected in binders and
also on printed recipe cards. We don't have either version, and very few of the recipes from them
are to be found anywhere on the Internet.
I could not find any mention at all of a recipe called ”Martha Washington’s White Fruitcake” being
printed in either source of McCall's Cooking School recipes, but there is a recipe for "Holiday
White Fruitcake" from McCall's here: RecipeLink
There are several recipes on the Internet for "Martha Washington White Fruitcake" that do not mention
McCall's. I have previously posted two here: 10-08-2012
You say that you have looked at some of the recipes with that name on the web, but could not find
the same one. If I knew exactly how to identify the "right" recipe, then I could do some searching
by ingredients, but I don't have a clue other than the recipe name and that it was published by
McCall's Cooking School.
You can buy used copies of McCall's Cooking School issues in binders and also probably sets of the
recipe cards at Ebay. See: Ebay
I will post this for reader input. Perhaps one of my readers has these recipe collections and will
find that recipe in them and send it.
Thanks for the recipe. It sounds good, but it isn’t the one I’m looking for. I just ordered the
McCalls Cooking School binder, and hope it’s in that one. It’s been probably 25 years or more
since I made it, and I remember that it had cinnamon and cloves in it, and, being Southern, I
soaked it in bourbon. If it is in the book I get, I’ll pass it on to you.