So, my new found love for baking is making me read lots and lots of blogs (there are as many baking blogs as there are cooking blogs) to understand it better. I find baking so so vast, there are many things to learn and experiment. I’m yet to try frosting or icing on cakes, but I hope I can do it well by Ox’s birthday this December.
Anyway, I’m currently reading through Veena’s blog, and I tried a simple butter pound cake. If you are a newbie like me, this is perfect to try and I don’t think you can go wrong with this.
All purpose flour – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Butter – 1/2 cup
Eggs – 2
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 1 tbsp
Milk cream – 1 tbsp (optional)
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp
Salt – a pinch
If you could get hold of some cream or malai, mix it with the egg whites (keep the yolks separate) and keep aside. Else skip this step and use the whole eggs in the batter.
Use butter at room temperature, I mean don’t heat it to melt it, we need the soft butter.
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Then add the vanilla extract and the egg yolks mixing all the while. Now add the flour, salt, baking powder, egg white mixture made earlier and milk and whisk well. You may add little extra milk if you find the batter too thick.
Preheat oven to 350 F and pour the mixture into an oven safe vessel. Bake the cake for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool, slice it and store. This recipe calls for more butter which makes it so soft and smells and tastes delicious, a perfect tea time snack. 🙂