Friday, 20 February 2015

Vanilla pound cake

Prep time - 15 min 
Cook time -1 hr 
Serves- 12-15 

1.Eggs - 5 (large)
2.Unsalted butter - 1 cup
3.All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
4.Sugar- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp.
5.Vanilla extract- 2 tsp
6.Salt - 1/4 tsp.

1. Beat the butter until its softened. Next add the sugar and beat this mixture for about 8 to 9 min. This allows the loaf to become light and fluffy without actually adding the baking powder and soda.

2.Now make a well in the centre of the butter/sugar mixture and crack the eggs so that they are placed in the well.

3.Beat the mixture just until the eggs are incorporated.

4.Add the vanilla extract.

5.Add the flour and beat the mixture for another 2 min till light and fluffy.

6.Pour the batter in a greased and dusted pan of 4"x8" and bake for 1 hr in a preheated oven at 160 c.