Elegant, Versatile Pound Cake

M-J's Pound Cake Recipe
Elegant Pound Cake, a Simple and Versatile Dessert Component

M-J’s Pound Cake Recipe

2 Sticks of Regular Salted Butter

2 Cups of Sugar

3 Cups of White or Unbleached White Flour

1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

6 Eggs

1/2 Cup of Cream or Milk

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar.  Blend in half of the eggs. Gradually add flour and other dry ingredients; add the other three eggs, beating, followed by milk or cream. Beat for three minutes. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1.5 hours until a thin knife inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.

©M-J de Mesterton 2014

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M-J’s Elegant Apple Tart

M-J's Elegant Apple Pie: Use Sonya, Fuji or Gala Apples for Best Results

Autumn is almost here, and apple harvest-time is nigh. It’s a good time to start thinking about apple pie. M-J’s Elegant Apple Pie Recipe   

If you wish to dry apples for future use, in case of an electrical outage, here is an easy, instructive page on the subject, at pick Your Own. I do not recommend drying fruit or vegetables in your car, however, because mice do find ways into your vehicles, old OR new. I like to dry my things in the sun, using clear plastic vegetable or berry containers from the grocery store. I make sure they will not be penetrated by insects, nor blown away with the wind, by selective plastic-wrapping (leaving some apertures for air) and anchoring them with heavy objects.

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Alaska, an Elegant Classic Dessert

A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned. This “Alaska” cake  is ready to be baked.
©M-J de Mesterton
 birthday cake, Classic Recipe, Cuisine, Elegant Cookery, Elegant Cooking, Elegant Dessert, Elegant Dinner Party, Elegant Dishes | Tagged Baked Alaska, Classic Dessert, Elegant Classic Dessert, Elegant Cook,Elegant Cookery, Elegant Dessert, Elegant Living, Ice Cream, Pound Cake, Stylish Living

Baked Alaska, an Elegant Classic Dessert

A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned. This “Alaska” cake  is ready to be baked.
©M-J de Mesterton
 birthday cake, Classic Recipe, Cuisine, Elegant Cookery, Elegant Cooking, Elegant Dessert, Elegant Dinner Party, Elegant Dishes | Tagged Baked Alaska, Classic Dessert, Elegant Classic Dessert, Elegant Cook,Elegant Cookery, Elegant Dessert, Elegant Living, Ice Cream, Pound Cake, Stylish Living

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