I always tell everyone I cant bake. The truth is I nearly burned my house to oblivion in a cooking accident, but thus far I have only just managed to burn bakery items. In all honesty, I can bake, I can cook, but I have a horrible time concentrating on the end result.
Translation: I walk out of the kitchen way too much.
I go to the Internet, I go to the TV, I talk with my family, I just get distracted in general. I can cook up a recipe to a “T”, I can create, I can alter, but after something goes in the oven, my brain goes numb. Its like I need an assistant. So last night when I went to bake a pound cake, I was bound and determined NOT to ruin it via burned toppings and sides.
For the record, I almost always set my timer…I just don’t always hear it….unless its a fire alarm-which isn’t good usage of letting you know something is “done”.
However if you have no issues taking your baking items OUT of the oven, here is a lovely recipe I managed to make from beginning to end last night and still leave the kitchen standing.
Pound cake is obviously one of those things that can be made a million ways. You can really up the sugar in it, change out some ingredients to include cream cheese as a base, or add all sorts of extracts for flavors you love, but overall its a very rich, thick tasting “cake” that is best served as an addition to something else (atleast in my taste buds view).
Here is a good start: