Saturday, June 21, 2008

Buttermilk Pound Cake and More

Several people have requested the recipe for my pound cake. I came upon this recipe over 30 years ago. It's my favorite. The buttermilk makes it very moist.


I always have to laugh when I share a recipe because it reminds me of a friend who would beg her mother-in-law for the recipes of her husband's favorite dishes. The mother-in-law would say, "Oh, of course dear" and would write out copies of the recipes. My friend always felt inadequate in the cooking department and her husband would always say, "It's good, but just not like my mom's."

My poor friend found out many years later that her mother-in-law had left key ingredients out of each recipe, this ensuring her own status as "Queen Cook" in the family. Oh my, how sad is that?

I've also had inquiries about the sandcastle cake pan. It's made by Nordic Ware. I got mine at Williams Sonoma. I checked out their website and they have lots of really cute pans, but not the sandcastle. I did find another site that carries the Sand Castle Cake Pan. It makes such a cute cake for children's parties and there are lots of decorating possibilities.

This is going to be a light blogging day because we're going to be heading out to another pig roast! I promise exciting things in the next week. I've been busy whipping up lots of blog fodder. The historic home was finally moved and I've got the pictures and videos to share. You haven't lived until you've seen a two-story house ambling down the road. It was like a house parade!

Also, we're going to have a serious discussion about a problem that we will all be facing in the next few years. Aging family members and the difficulties that arise as they get older. I'm finding that these difficulties are compounded by our own aging issues. A heavy situation is brewing here "At Home..." and it's one that is poised to change someone's life profoundly. I'm a true believer in sharing problems and seeking solutions together. Stay tuned for more in the next week.

I hope you have something wonderful planned for the weekend. Summer is short. Winter will be here before you know it, so let's get out into the sunshine!

Thank you for visiting!


lifeinredshoes said...

Dear Suzanne, Thank you so much for sharing your recipe...and for including ALL the ingredients. As far as your upcoming changes, good luck. I wish that I had been able to do things differently with my Mom...As far as the pig roast, any day I don't have to cook is a good day!

Pieceful Bits said...

Thanks for posting the recipe. POund cake is one of my favorites!
Wow that is awful about the mil leaving out the ingredients purposely. So glad mine likes me, LOL. She calls me for recipes:)

Have a good weekend,

Rue said...

Thank you!! My grandmother's recipe is in my house somewhere and I can't find it, so I'm thrilled you gave this out :)

My mom does the same thing, but "says" she doesn't mean to...hmmm... not too sure about that! ;)


K.C. said...

So sad about the daughter in law. So typical about the mother in law... :) Not all though, and not all cooks at that.. I think most cooks are starting to realize that imitation is the best form of flattery, huh?

Such great blogs you have! Kayce