Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In Season Recipe Swap

Tammy has a new thing on Wednesdays where you share recipes. She lists each week what the next week's ingredient will be. This week is Strawberries. You can see more recipes for strawberries at her site.
If I can only pick one, that would have to be a simple pound cake, strawberries & their syrup, & whipped cream. This isn't the best picture, but I can't go back & take another picture because the strawberries are all gone!
I love strawberries on pound cake. I used the recipe for pound cake out of my old (from the early 80's) Betty Crocker cookbook
Pound Cake
2 3/4 C. sugar
1 1/4 C. butter or margarine
5 eggs
1 t. vanila
3 C. all-purpose flour (do not use self-rising)
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 C. evaporated milk**
Heat oven to 350. Greas & flour 12 -cup bundt cake pan. Beat sugar, butter, eggs & vanilla in large bowl on low speed scrapping bowl constantly for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, for 5 minutes. Beat in flour, baking powder, & salt alternately with the milk on low speed. Pour into pan.
Bake until tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 70-80 minutes. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan.
** I didn't have any evaporated milk. I did a search on substitues & there's not really a quick one for evaporated milk. You can't really substitute regular milk, because evaporated milk has about 40% less water in it. I didn't have the time to simmer some of the water out of regular milk, so instead of using a full cup of regular milk, I used just a little more than 3/4 of a cup, & then I added some non-fat dry milk to it to thicken it up just a bit. It worked fine.
The recipe for this pound cake turned out really well. When you buy a pound cake mix, it has much less batter than this recipe. When I've made box mix pound cakes with this bundt pan, the cake is much smaller, much shorter. This recipe makes a nice big, tall bundt cake!

Fresh strawberries on a homemade bundt cake are really good.
We also love strawberries on homemade angel food cake.
I got my tube pan (for the angel food cake) at a yard sale for a quarter.
I got this bundt pan YEARS ago at a yard sale for a nickle!
I'd say those were some good buys!

1 comment:

Snow White said...

Fun! I love making cakes/breads in the Bundt pan :) Somehow I think they stay more moist.