Monday, June 4, 2007

Strawberries = Pound Cake

Last week I went to a nearby produce stand and picked up some local strawberries. I like picking them, but I always pick too many and never know what to do with them all. So I just bought a box and instantly thought how yummy they would be on pound cake. I made the pound cake last night. The recipe is from a cookbook called "I Just Quit Stirrin' When the Tastin's Good." The author of the cookbook was a cook at The Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. We would vacation there a lot when I was younger and the food is typical southern style...DELISH!

Anyway, I made the pound cake in this Nordic Ware flower pan I received as a shower gift. I had used it once before, but it was really hard to get the cake out of the pan, because of the detail. This time I used the Crisco No-Stick Flour Spray...and that was the ticket. It came out perfectly.

After dinner, I cut the strawberries up and mashed them and added a little sugar. I served the pound cake with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. It was so good...this is making me hungry, so I am going to go slice up a piece for Jeffrey and I. Enjoy!

Check out the Nordic Ware website...there is a great segment on the 60th Anniversary and the co-founder Dotty Dalquist's visit on the Martha Stewart lots of great recipes for bundt pans.


3 c. sugar
2 sticks of butter
1/2 c. Crisco
6 eggs
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Cream butter and crisco in a mixer. Add the sugar and blend well.
Add one egg at a time into mixer and mix well.
Combine flour and salt in a bowl and alternate with milk into blender.
Add vanilla.

Pour into 2 loaf pans or one bundt ban. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees....


Traci Lyn said...

Yummy yummy yummy! But, what do you mean you don't know what to do with the strawberries when you pick them? Freeze them. Throw them in a blender.Add...Dacquari Mix and Rum....Ice Cream and Milk...Yogurt...The possibilites are endless!!! I picked some strawberries--like five pounds of them--and I actually ran out!

Jeffrey said...

Please forgive me. I know between all the wedding planning at work and all this cake baking you are busy, but ...
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5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Check out my eight facts first, if you'd like.

ginger said...

Ohmygosh this looks delicious! I am definitely going to try it! Beautiful!