Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, November 7, 2011

Granny Sasser's Pound Cake and Monday

My grandmother Sasser made the best cakes in the world.  Her pound cake was my most favorite.  It had to be 1000 calories a tasted that good.  She would get up on Saturday mornings and bake cakes and I can still remember how wonderful her house smelled as she pulled cake after cake out of her oven.  She never baked for just herself....nope...she baked a cake for everyone.  This morning our librarian Lisa came and told us she had made a pound cake and had brought butter. I love them for breakfast....toasted.  I love them for snack...I love it for dessert.  I love pound I went downstairs and got Trina, Beth and I all a piece and finished my coffee in absolute heaven.  I enjoyed it so much I thought I would share my grandmother's recipe with you.  My favorite part of the the crust.  I guess that is just like my favorite part of the puffy fish at Captain D's is the crust.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs (to be added one at a time)
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Happy eating.

1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a good day. I love pound cake. Thank you for the recipe.