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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pound Cake

Paula sent this in as a regular submission. She writes:

This is an easy one. The ingredients are something usually in the cabinets and can be made quickly. Make ahead and freeze for those drop in guests… thaws in ½ hour. Ok.. let me guess, you will give it a two for difficulty because it’s baking… but.. again ONE BOWL…highly unlike me.
Pound Cake

Utensils. You will need:
  1. 1 Medium Bowl
  2. Electric Mixer
  3. 1 Loaf Pan ( Greased)
  4. 1 Toothpick (for doneness test)
Ingredients:
  1. 1 Stick of Butter Softened
  2. 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  3. 2 Jumbo Eggs
  4. 1 Heaping Teaspoon Baking Powder
  5. 1 3/4 Cups Cake Flour (it gives it a better texture)
  6. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  7. 1/2 Cup Milk
Substitutes and variations (on Ingredients):
  1. Replace milk with 1 Cup of Sour Cream
  2. Use Margarine in place of the butter
Directions:
  1. Mix butter and sugar until blended
  2. Add eggs and mix until blended
  3. Add vanilla and mix until blended
  4. Add Baking Powder and mix until blended
  5. Add Milk and mix until blended
  6. Add flour and mix until blended
  7. Bake @ 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Serve topped with fresh fruit

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Yep. Gets a two for baking. Minute you put that baking thing in there... goes from one to two at least! This is an easy cake to make and certainly great for the guests. We are lazy. We buy cakes and cookies and small cakes from the great bakeries around here. But if you are not into bakeries or you just want a cake to have around for the kids and the drop-in guest this fits the bill! Pay attention to how Paula sent in her recipe. Utensils, Ingredients, Substitutions, and Directions. This is really important to allow us all to understand just what craziness Paula is cooking up for us! Seriously... now all Paula has to do is to start sending in PICTURES! (Come On Paula - it is about time for photos of these creations of yours!)

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Paula's Poetry said...

Bakeries are ok once in a while but come on, is there anything better than home baked treats?

I will start sending pictures with some of my recipes.

Today is Chicken pot pie day. I am making 6 of these and 2 pound cakes.... Bakeries.. sheeshhh they got nothing on me