Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Night Live

It's 10:30 on a Saturday night, and I'm at home. And so, so happy about it. It's rare that I get the apartment totally to myself. As much as I love my roommates, it's nice to have some alone time. Which is why I'm here, on a Saturday, watching episodes of House on my computer, and am totally content. And since the thermometer informs me that it is currently -3 degrees outside, I don't see myself leaving any time soon. I'll just rest here, perfectly content in my couch cocoon.

Well, I could be just a little more content. Maybe if I had some cake.

Like, say, maybe a vanilla pound cake that I served with this sorbet a few weeks ago. A good, heavy cake with enough vanilla in it to make it interesting, but not so much that it gets overly sweet. A pound cake that rises up beautiful and golden on the outside, and moist and dense once you slice into it.

Sure, I could use one of those cakes right now. Or some of these. They're next up on the list.

Vanilla Pound Cake
From Recipe Zaar

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 350° F.

Cream sugar and butter together until smooth. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat on high for 5 minutes.

Whisk the flour and baking powder together. With the mixer on low, add the flour and baking powder alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.

Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 65-75 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake for 15 minutes, and invert onto a cake plate.

1 comment:

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your idea of Sat. night!