Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vanilla Pound Cake

Pound cake has never been something that I love or relish making. This recipe changed my view. I have to admit I love a good bit of fuss when making a cake. It's good to have a few standby, throw everything in a bowl and mix recipes, but this one was just enough fuss to still be fun. The result was a light and mildly sweet yellow cake with a slightly sweeter golden crust. I enjoyed it best plain in a thin slice. Clara liked it with ice cream and strawberry jam melted on top....and also with vanilla yogurt and raspberries.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Julia's the Leader

I have never baked a loaf of bread successfully! I have tried using bread machines and doing it by hand, yet I have always had meager results. One loaf was thrown out to the birds...and even they wouldn't go near it... Baking is an art and I know I have a lot to learn.
So when I saw the Baking Beauties Challenge, it seemed like a good way to broaden my baking horizons. I took the first step and requested Baking with Julia from my library and I am pretty excited to dive in. Lead on Julia!