Samantha Makes Holiday Fruitcake | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit

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Bon Appétit

3 months ago

Join Samantha Seneviratne in her home kitchen as she makes an almond gingerbread fruitcake (that actually tastes good). This adaptation of an often maligned Christmas staple will change your mind about fruitcake forever. Samantha folds in some rum-soaked fruit, which is a big plus in our book. And in the spirit of giving, Samantha sends a fruitcake to Chris Morrocco because fruitcake is best when shared!
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Samantha Makes Holiday Fruitcake | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit

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Holly Flannery
Holly Flannery 16 days ago
I adore Samanthaaaaa
LesNo Life
LesNo Life 16 days ago
Se need more of Samantha! Her tips and energy are UNMATCHED!!!
jiv32
jiv32 19 days ago
Crocs and bell bottom jeans. My mind is blown.
K Wickstrom
K Wickstrom Month ago
Her recipes are soo good.
Olivia
Olivia Month ago
Wow... look at all these views 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄
Melissa Harris
Melissa Harris Month ago
How in THE WORLD do I get this recipe?!!!! I'm dying, it looks SO SO gooooood.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young Month ago
Why would you release this THE DAY BEFORE Christmas? The second worse day to learn how to make a fruitcake..
Ramona Prescott
Ramona Prescott Month ago
Where's the recipe?
Ayoub Abedrabbo
Ayoub Abedrabbo Month ago
Post the recipe!
Jackie Hedges
Jackie Hedges Month ago
ok, im smitten
sporty ASMR
sporty ASMR 2 months ago
I AM SO LUCKY THAT SHE IS MY UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR
SimManiac
SimManiac 2 months ago
Im just glad Claire is KILLING IT on her own channel
Thom K
Thom K Month ago
Sohlae is killing it, Claire is making do
Pauli Riihioja
Pauli Riihioja 2 months ago
Please, remove the rings when cooking. What disgusting thing lives under the rings 🤮?
Frumbo
Frumbo 2 months ago
God the views on this is trash, and the comments suck
QuesoQueso
QuesoQueso 2 months ago
If you liked the vid who cares about either?
Tira C
Tira C 2 months ago
Are they paying you? Treating you well? Considering BA's history I worry about all these new chefs.
Jamie Obejas
Jamie Obejas 3 months ago
I miss the OG ba
Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock 2 months ago
@Desta H if by diversity you mean garbage content that makes me want to pass out in my chair then yeah i dont like diversity
Woah its the illusion
Woah its the illusion 2 months ago
@Desta H EVERYTHING HAS TO DO WITH RACE!!!!! RACE RACE RACE SKIN COLOR AAAAAHHHHHH
Desta H
Desta H 2 months ago
you mean you dont like diversity?
Cazuko K
Cazuko K 3 months ago
What did you preheat your oven too?
Delvon Hunt
Delvon Hunt 3 months ago
BA SUCKS!
MedEighty
MedEighty 3 months ago
I really like Samantha.
Christopher Bazaka
Christopher Bazaka 2 months ago
shame
Hazel Cloud
Hazel Cloud 3 months ago
Yay finally a person with Sri Lankan descent on Bon appetit ! Love Samantha so much
Stan Marsh
Stan Marsh 2 months ago
Why does everything have to be about race, ethnicity, and other categorizations?
Ben Hill
Ben Hill 3 months ago
I like her. But I still prefer Claire for baking
Felipe Brockveld
Felipe Brockveld 3 months ago
I am imagining Cynthia face rn
Abril
Abril 3 months ago
Samantha was lovely. Didn't care for Chris's approval. He can shove it.
Ophelia Ronin
Ophelia Ronin 3 months ago
Why don’t they pull back their hair? It makes me want to scream, noooooooooo please women who cook with long hair - hair nets, buns, ponytails!
TomZ1272
TomZ1272 3 months ago
Samantha is great. She is lovely and can provide all the recipes here on BA. Chris, however, can continue to go shove it for how he treated his former coworkers and being the driving factor for why the controversy occurred.
Jason Walter
Jason Walter 3 months ago
She’s gorgeous 😍
Grace Ranft-Garcia
Grace Ranft-Garcia 3 months ago
It would be nice if they also posted the recipe...
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
It would be nice if they apologized to the BIPOC community they knowingly and willingly abused. Priorities, ya know?
Jana Fossi
Jana Fossi 3 months ago
YES! THIS! I don't get it, I really want a recipe, they used to post or am I hallucinating?
nagisa_kaworu
nagisa_kaworu 3 months ago
I love her, and I love the warm pinkish lighting of the video - almost as if her personality was distilled into the colour grading! I also love her mannerisms and the way she laughs. BA you did good on this one :) More of her!
Tom Foolery
Tom Foolery 3 months ago
"Next on Brown People Cook..."
MissJenniferLovely
MissJenniferLovely 3 months ago
Samantha needs her own show. I absolutely adore her! Thanks for bringing her back BA. More please!
Stuie Malan
Stuie Malan 3 months ago
Well, she's instantly the best out of all of the new people.
givememore4free
givememore4free 3 months ago
Excuse me, I thought that everybody loves Harold.
ChristanHaller
ChristanHaller 3 months ago
That's not fruitcake
Dale De Souza
Dale De Souza 3 months ago
Resolution of the decade: to protect Samantha at all costs.
Beth Meyer
Beth Meyer 3 months ago
Samantha is great and really watchable. Actually made me want a fruitcake.
Koisuke
Koisuke 3 months ago
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Tomás CR
Tomás CR 3 months ago
Just here to say we should not support BA anymore... You should know why now.
manos timy
manos timy 3 months ago
She is gorgeous and so fun to watch
A H
A H 3 months ago
Opinions are so beautifull or not
ricky bobby
ricky bobby 3 months ago
Well that's your opinion. I think the opposite.
Kat Culbertson
Kat Culbertson 3 months ago
Ok, like obviously they don’t have the same personality overall, but Samantha has some Carla-energy. Anyway, she’s delightful
Diana Borja
Diana Borja 3 months ago
I feel like this video may have been better received had it been posted sooner
Die go
Die go 3 months ago
Bon appetite fell off hard
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
it's that whole racism thing.
Lucca Q
Lucca Q 3 months ago
Chris so annoying... why is he still there?
tusheer datt
tusheer datt 3 months ago
This channel is dead now
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
@Die go it's that whole racism thing. the kids arent into it like they used to be.
Die go
Die go 3 months ago
yeah it fell off when everyone left
Cate Conmy
Cate Conmy 3 months ago
My whole extended family watched this together and was so captivated and charmed. She is a great presence.
Julia Gartland
Julia Gartland 3 months ago
More Samantha forever, please! Such a delightful presence.
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emjd2009
emjd2009 3 months ago
The new content has been great and all, but you need to bring back molly. Pay her whatever she wants.
Major Dumperoo
Major Dumperoo 3 months ago
More Samantha please.
Reksrat
Reksrat 3 months ago
Maybe I'm weird but I like regular fruit cake.
Lauryn Howell
Lauryn Howell 3 months ago
Yes you are weird
opalfruitcake
opalfruitcake 3 months ago
Me too.
NK
NK 3 months ago
wheres clair?
MyName IsFriday
MyName IsFriday 3 months ago
Claire has her own channel, Dessert Person
Die go
Die go 3 months ago
she left
Ron Jones
Ron Jones 3 months ago
I tried to give BA a chance with their new lineup, but it's not the same. I finally unsubbed today.
letsneverfight
letsneverfight 3 months ago
MORE SAMANTHA! By far my favourite new addition to the BA fam!
Patrick D
Patrick D 3 months ago
The editing quality in this episode is PERFECT! . Funky references and fun typed comments make the show enjoyable while being informative. And the host is just AWESOM! . Thank you BA.
Tito adi nugroho
Tito adi nugroho 3 months ago
Makes me wonder
Tash Jansson
Tash Jansson 3 months ago
This fruitcake really makes it look like a dish I would enjoy (I normally don't). Also, I have the same iittala blue cup!
sammybabi
sammybabi 3 months ago
Wheres the recipe? I love gingerbread and I love fruit cake so I'd love to make this
Lahna Flore
Lahna Flore 3 months ago
This cake looks pretty basic.
Lampadas Horde
Lampadas Horde 3 months ago
Get rid of the diversity hires, you sillies
Faldi Calvin
Faldi Calvin 3 months ago
Being a baker and not being fat at the same time is an accomplishment
Relo
Relo 3 months ago
or a warning.
Paul Dixon
Paul Dixon 3 months ago
Every aspect of this channel that I used to like has left or been removed. This channel is truly dead to me.
Ivana Svobodová
Ivana Svobodová 3 months ago
then unsubscribe and move on to greener pastures
うぉ〜でぃん
うぉ〜でぃん 3 months ago
The thing about “traditional” fruitcakes is that they were all about preserving fruits for consumption in the winter months when they were unavailable fresh. That’s why “traditional” fruitcakes involve this months-long process of rum/syrup soaks and wrapping. But this is the 21st century - we have better agricultural and preservation techniques that allow us to have greater access to these fruits throughout the year. The traditional preserved fruitcake is dead - modern interpretations are often far better, AND easier to boot. The stigma against fruitcakes is hard to shake off, but once you find a good recipe (which I think this one is), you’ll never look back!
Nocturne22
Nocturne22 3 months ago
That's not really true though? Traditional fruitcakes used fruits that were ALREADY dried/candied and perfectly preserved. They were incredibly expensive though, along with alcohol, so fruitcake was invented as a special occasion treat to showcase - once a year - a bounty of prized fruits and alcoholic spirits.
Zeenia S
Zeenia S 3 months ago
Y’all better be paying them better than the last bunch.
Daniel Price
Daniel Price 3 months ago
They get 1/10th the views, why should they be paid more?
LeAny
LeAny 3 months ago
💕💞 Happy Holidays 💕💞💕💞 Happy Holidays 💕💞
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
Happy holidays to the racists that run this channel?
Dwayne Koblitz
Dwayne Koblitz 3 months ago
My best friends name is Samantha. So first!! Her name IS NOT SAM!! That drives me crazy. Sam??? Really??!! The fruit cake looks absolutely delightful. Fantastic recipe. I’d love to get tour of your kitchen, Samantha. You are sunshine. Beautiful smile.
Hubert S.
Hubert S. 3 months ago
I want to see how Samantha uses SodaStream's sparkling water in her baking adventures. :)
Janet Seidlitz
Janet Seidlitz 3 months ago
I have had some delicious fruit cakes in my life time. My uncle made one once that was so good. He didn't write down the recipe though. It had dates, pineapple, and walnuts in it.
Glenn Lockhart
Glenn Lockhart 3 months ago
She seems nice. I would give her a chance.
J C
J C 3 months ago
Where are y'all hiding the recipe?
Tinka Grujić
Tinka Grujić 3 months ago
@うぉ〜でぃん There’s no recipe in the video. “Some sugar” etc. is not a recipe.
うぉ〜でぃん
うぉ〜でぃん 3 months ago
in the video
Cookin' with Tee
Cookin' with Tee 3 months ago
livingggggggg !
zDiegoChz
zDiegoChz 3 months ago
Did BA just save its most wholesome new cook for christmas eve? I think yes!
Skylar Cole
Skylar Cole 3 months ago
She’s just insanely delightful! Ahh!
M. Wells
M. Wells 3 months ago
Are we going to start seeing you pair new people with the small handful of old ones you have left in some weird attempt to drive away the downvotes every video now?
M. Wells
M. Wells 3 months ago
You're right. Everyone hanging around hoping for some sort of improvement should just unsubscribe so their sub count plummets and the channel fails. Way to support the channel!
The Nintendo Music Channel
The Nintendo Music Channel 3 months ago
What are you even doing here anymore lmfao, Jeez let it go it happened months ago already
The other John Smith
The other John Smith 3 months ago
I have a question. Do all professional chefs prepare weighed ingredients in 100,000 separate little cups and bowls? I see that all the time, but why should I do the same? What's the advantage?
The other John Smith
The other John Smith 3 months ago
@Jadot Quantities of minced meat or vegetables, I get that. But do chefs really need a tiny dish for a pinch of salt, a shaking of pepper, a tablespoon of oil, or a hint of chili? That seems wasteful to me. Just put the regular containers on the worktop, so you forget them that way.
Jadot
Jadot 3 months ago
It’s called mis en place, which is a cooking prep strategy of having everything in place before you start the cooking. It helps so that you don’t forget anything mid-process, are not hurrying to chop or measure things when something is cooking, and also just makes the whole process of working through the recipe easier. The added bonus for presenting on a video is that they can focus on explaining the recipe to the audience and we don’t have a million cuts or a long wait as they measure and prep things.
Paula Bean
Paula Bean 3 months ago
No wonder these things keep forever, with that amount of sugar in it ;-)
eddie casla
eddie casla 3 months ago
Fruit Cake by Jason Schreiber is an excellent cookbook.
karolina eleonóra
karolina eleonóra 3 months ago
Fruitcake with orange is the WORST!!! ^_^
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
Racism is the worst but you’re more worried about ingredients.
Mike Wood
Mike Wood 3 months ago
If you want an actual intentional Seinfeld reference, watch Babish and Sohla go head to head Great British Bake Off style with two surprise and very well known judges. No airing of grievances needed.
J.J. H
J.J. H 3 months ago
Is fruitcake strictly a Christmas thing? Or do other holidays embrace it?
Sasha V
Sasha V 3 months ago
Easter too
recoil53
recoil53 3 months ago
I don't remember it for any other holiday and I've never seen it referenced for anything else. But I occasionally make something similar - with better texture - just because.
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
Is this the one where BA apologizes for their racism?
recoil53
recoil53 3 months ago
But it's Conde Nast that wrote (or didn't write) the checks. Apologizing for your boss tends to get you fired.
Lilly Ess
Lilly Ess 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo Is this the one where you move on?
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
@Freighter 109 They owe all BIPOC an apology. Stop comment stalking me, weirdo.
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
They don't owe you an apology.
Armo X
Armo X 3 months ago
its not a BA video unless chris morocco is yelling at his kids
NonsensicalVids
NonsensicalVids 2 months ago
I mean there are tons more reasons why its not a BA video
Jacob Collis
Jacob Collis 3 months ago
Since brad doesn’t seem to be coming back you’ve lost my subscription
Andrew W
Andrew W 3 months ago
There have been a handful of posts by him but this channel is a hot mess. Instead of paying what people are worth they bring in new people? Are they being paid more then the counterparts they replaced?
recoil53
recoil53 3 months ago
You mean the guy who has been on 5 times since BA resumed doing videos? Seems to be a made up complaint that flies in the face of reality.
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo Well, who was pulling in the views and who had more time in there? Also, what were the people being paid less hired to do and how much time did they have in?
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
that's why you're leaving? not their refusal as a company to apologize to the BIPOC community they abused for profit? wow.
MerovèGervais
MerovèGervais 3 months ago
Thumbs up for Seinfeld reference.
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo Hey there.
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
Thumbs down for not apologizing for the company's mistreatment of BIPOC.
Greg Curtin
Greg Curtin 3 months ago
So many great things about this recipe. 1) you can customize the additions of dried fruit/nuts. 2) It can be alcoholic or not 3) It doesn't require three months advanced baking and weekly syrup soaks. 4) And most importantly... you can eat the same day. Thank you Samantha.
Malik Barrow
Malik Barrow 3 months ago
More Samantha plz :)
Fritz K
Fritz K 3 months ago
👎
T B
T B 3 months ago
Media sell outs. NEXT.
T B
T B 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo Thank you. I thought so.
givememore4free
givememore4free 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo you to go to every single video, and complain about everything. We get it you're mad at BA, but isn't it time to move on.
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
@T B theyre a comment troll. Don’t waste your time. They’re all for the racism.
T B
T B 3 months ago
@givememore4free know the history of this page, kid.
givememore4free
givememore4free 3 months ago
Did somebody hurt you child?
ricky bobby
ricky bobby 3 months ago
This is so awful.
Fritz K
Fritz K 3 months ago
💯
ricky bobby
ricky bobby 3 months ago
No good. This ba sucks. Cancel ba
The Dude
The Dude 3 months ago
Why on earth would BA post this on dec 24th? It’s too late to make this for Xmas.
Jadot
Jadot 3 months ago
I have most of those general baking ingredients and might knock this up tomorrow actually. Might have to use different dried fruits, but it’s still probably going to taste nice
givememore4free
givememore4free 3 months ago
There's no supermarkets where you live?
Spencer
Spencer 3 months ago
Did the clothes dryer buzzer sound scare the sh** out of anyone else?
Yummy Food Secrets
Yummy Food Secrets 3 months ago
❤👍💖🤝💞🤝💟👌💟
Bhav
Bhav 3 months ago
But she didn't video call her dad to ask how he makes it..
Andrés Farrera
Andrés Farrera 3 months ago
I love heeer she is so likeable
miss Cndnwoman
miss Cndnwoman 3 months ago
Any fruitcake with almond sauce is a win for me❤🙏✌🎅
ANA CUISINE1
ANA CUISINE1 3 months ago
I love fruitcakes Great sharing and delicious recipe
xcessa
xcessa 3 months ago
Samantha is my new fave
Theresa M
Theresa M 3 months ago
So torn. I like Samantha. I don’t like BA. Not sure of whether to thumbs up or down. 😫
Theresa M
Theresa M 3 months ago
@Joe Hopkins nah
M. Wells
M. Wells 3 months ago
I don't think it's about liking or not liking the bipoc. It's not liking how BA handled it and how much they're pandering to try to save themselves. Telling subscribers to leave who are still willing, even at this late hour, to give them a chance is just going to kill the channel.
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
She's helping to keep the company you don't like in business. It's a no brainer thumbs down.
blikpils
blikpils 3 months ago
pathetic
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
Any chance you use reddit?
Elias J.
Elias J. 3 months ago
I wish BA stopped doing the "I have a black friend" thing and hired more white people too, they're trying too hard (not speaking against Samantha, she's nice)
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
@CasperInkyMagoo Please define diversity and what they aren't doing to be diverse.
CasperInkyMagoo
CasperInkyMagoo 3 months ago
They still haven't figured out what "diversity" means. You're absolutely right.
Fritz K
Fritz K 3 months ago
💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
Freighter 109
Freighter 109 3 months ago
Well who all has applied? Do you know? Why not just enjoy the content instead of complaining about everything?
Tosh T
Tosh T 3 months ago
When Samantha said gingerbread @3:55, she was foreshadowing Chris’ assessment. 😀 Definitely not enough dried and candied fruits but certainly a beautiful and delicious gingerbread cake. 👍
detectivetoru
detectivetoru 3 months ago
Is there a recipe for this fruitcake?
vs bogo
vs bogo 3 months ago
YAY! Love Samantha! Happy Holidays :)
Jaslene Jamiya
Jaslene Jamiya 3 months ago
10:43 has the best 😍💋 💝💖❤️
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