Since my dinner was fairly basic, I decided I needed a small dessert to go with it. I am not a huge dessert maker. A pie, some brownies, maybe a tart once a year. That's about my repertoire! (My sister, Beth has always been the cake-maker in our family, so I've never needed to master that skill!) I made a pound cake out of a Williams Sonoma Cookbook my sister-inlaw Gayle had given me years ago.Well, at least I started making it, then realized that I couldn't find my loaf pan. I am 5'1", my husband is 6'4". When he empties the dishwasher things disappear onto shelves I will never see in my lifetime. So, in the midst of mixing I had to run down to my neighbor Jeanne's for a pan. It sure seemed like a lot of work for a little cake. It was yummy though. The kids put a scoop of ice cream on it and loved it! (see recipe below- very easy!)
I am still looking for a cheese fondue recipe!!
And finally, I will be "fixing up" my blog in the next few days - I've been told it's ugly. :( Who knew green was not a good blog color?
(from Williams- Sonoma Dessert)
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs at room temp.
1/2 cup sour cream at room temp
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease 8/12 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and dust with flour.
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, using a mixer on medium, beat butter, sugar, vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until blended. Add half flour mix and fold in. Then add sour cream. Finally, still in other half of flour mixture.
Pour into pan and bake about 70 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out dry. Cool on rack for 15 mins. Run knife around sides and invert cake out of pan. Let cake finish cooling on rack. Serve warm or room temperature.
Great with a cup of tea on a cold winter's night! (And it's cold everywhere right now!)