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

Poaching Chicken for Elegant Dishes

Poaching Chicken in Miso Broth

Poaching Chicken ©M-J de Mesterton

Add water and the flavouring of your choice to boneless chicken breasts. Simmer for forty minutes, cool and freeze for future use, or slice and use with sauce or gravy, perhaps made with the same poaching-liquid in which you cooked the chicken. I will return at the next opportunity with an original recipe or two, employing poached chicken breast meat. ~~M-J de Mesterton