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FROOT CAKE 2007 - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
December 10th, 2007
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FROOT CAKE 2007


I recall mentioning this creation before, but I made a loaf this year to take into the office.

When I've made it in years past to serve at my holiday parties, my friends have shied away from it. Perhaps the colors are too vibrant, too festive, for their delicate sensibilities.

recipe here, for the brave.

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From:weatherguy2000
Date:December 11th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
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:%s/rice krispies/froot loops/g

I'm going to make some with the Target knock-off of Lucky Charms for an office Christmas party later this week. Haven't done it in loaf form yet.


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From:tsmaster
Date:December 11th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
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I'm still unusually tickled by name "froot cake".

I've considered doing a version with Cap'n Crunch, but that seems dangerous to eat.
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From:weatherguy2000
Date:December 11th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
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Yes, the "froot cake" moniker is quite cute.

I've found the corn-based cereals get too soggy before things set. I've had good luck with the oat-based cereals such as the aforementioned Lucky Charms. I have to remember to use less than the original-recipe recommended amount of butter and marshmallows, otherwise most of it flows to the bottom. Top looks fine, though, but it's awfully goopy at the bottom.

Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever made the official Rice Krispies bars.

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From:stellthebell
Date:December 11th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Man, that looks like root canal city. But tasty.
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 11th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
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For whatever reason, the resulting slices of "cake" are much more crunchy than chewy - I suspect the fact that the cereal is large, it retains much of its original structure. Moreso than even the crispy rice version of the same recipe - I recall those cookies being very chewy.

Also, I try to cut the slices thin, which makes them more managably edible.

They kind of remind me of garishly colored granola bars.

That said, I'd brush my teeth afterwards, in any case.
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From:moonlightnrain
Date:December 11th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
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There's no recipe. That's just a larger picture. I demand my money back!
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 11th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From:rechercher
Date:December 12th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
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I honestly can't decide if I'm repulsed or I'm intrigued. I think I'm both.

Maybe Douglas Adams would actually think I'm intelligent. (If he were still alive.)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 12th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
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I'm a little baffled by the hesitation people have about such a thing. I can understand people going into diabetic shock just looking at it, but it seems that that's not the most common reaction.

I've had Yogurt Fruit Cheerios as a somewhat healthier alternative in the "frooty-O-shaped" family of breakfastables. I suspect they might make a less frightening loaf, but at the same time, less festive.
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 12th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
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that was me.

Also, I took my loaf of Frootcake into the office today, and people had some mixed feelings, like yourself, but for the most part, it disappeared. I'm not sure how much of it was eaten, and how many slices had one bite taken out before being discarded.

This is one of the benefits of working in an office again; when I bake something, there are other mouths I can share it with.
From:traypup
Date:December 12th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
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oh my. oh my oh my. I think we need to make that. you are hilarious!
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 12th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
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Heh, it's my crazy contribution to the holiday festivities. Happy Frootcake!
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From:avon4miles
Date:December 13th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
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I used to make something like this for my kid's school parties until they changed the rules regarding homemade treats(you can't bring anything fixed at home anymore-everything must be store-purchased).

Typically kids loved it and parents were leery of it.
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