I must be crazy to bake in 99 degree weather. But we all need to satisfy our cravings somehow. I wanted to find a simple pound cake to use for this recipe. Unfortunately, the world currently loves pumpkin, banana, and zucchini pound cake at the moment, because I could not find any plain loafs. I decided to make my own, and if you have a local bakery near you that serves awesome pound cake, feel free to use that.
Recipe Pound Cake (2-3 servings):
- 4 tablespoons of butter. Softened / room temp.
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of cream
- snibble of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
I used my Kitchen Aid mixer for this. I creamed together the sugar and butter. The egg yolks are then added followed by the cream and vanilla. All the dry ingredients can be mixed in a separate bowl to be poured into your wet ingredients. Once your batter is finished, pour in a small baking dish that's been buttered.
Depending on your oven, this was baked for 30 minutes at 350 in my Breville Smart Oven (best oven ever).
Recipe Lemon Cream:
I used the pastry cream recipe from my Pear Tart. With that recipe, I added 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, and 1 whole juicy lemon. (The lemon flavors will be reinforced with the macerated strawberries). The pastry cream recipe will make more than you will need, but I like to keep some laying around to make quick tarts or vanilla wafer dishes.
Macerated lemon strawberries Recipe:
- 1/2 a lemon of juice
- Zest 1 tablespoon of lemon
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 cup of strawberries (tops removed and halved).
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
I'm not a professional baker and mostly create random things on the go. I'm sure there are plenty of delicious recipes out there, but these are quick, easy, and ingredients you can probably find in your kitchen.
Happy Baking! Just one more week of heat before it cools down!