Weekend Cooking

June 9, 2012 Weekend cooking 16

I bought a new cookbook in December, and honestly the first time I cooked from it was this week, so unusual for me.  Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible* is chock full of the yummy recipes many of us are familiar with because of Paula’s Food Network show and her restaurant, The Lady & Sons in Savannah Georgia, both things I am in love with.  Yes the queen of southern cooking by means of her publicity makes my heart go pitter pat.  I love southern food, I grew up on it, and it is the comfort food of my life. Chapters on the usual appetizers, salads, soups, meats, fish etc, but done in a way that only Ms Deen could create. 

So I was craving a simple cake, the answer was in the form of something buttery, tasty and golden…Georgia Pound Cake.  I had all he ingredients in the house except one, and my daughter graciously went to the store to pick it up.  Mentioning the end results will get most family members out the door to help out.

Georgia Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (you may use lemon or almond flavoring instead)

Directions

Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Do not preheat the oven. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternately add flour mixture and heavy cream to butter-sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in flavoring.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Put into a cold oven and set the temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes without opening the oven door. Bake for an additional 15 minutes if necessary. Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto cake plate. For a real treat, serve yourself a slice while it’s still warm.

*Published by Simon & Schuster 2011 ISBN: 9781416564072

Here is my end result

I used a tube pan , I don’t own a bundt pan.  I have a stand mixer and it was very easy to make this cake.  Pound cake is a heavy cake, this one is no different, we served with chocolate sauce and some whipped cream…sorry no picture, hungry teens were anxious to taste!  

I will make this cake again, I have a few other pound cake recipes but this is by far the easiest.  I’m sure to go back to this cookbook for more Southern treats….our walking may have to increases…ha ha. 

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16 Responses to “Weekend Cooking”

  1. Sandy Nawrot

    I love anything Paula Deen but lordy is her stuff bad for my rear end! I can’t make a habit of her…girlfriend loves her butter. It is total comfort food!!! I’m waiting to see if she comes out with some modified recipes for diabetics. That pound cake just made my stomach grumble…

  2. caite

    Yes,Paula and her butter…..
    But I do love a nice pound cake. Throw a little fruit on it or toast it for breakfast..yum.

  3. jama

    Paula’s recipes are good for occasional indulges. Three cups of sugar in this pound cake? Wow. I love butter and imagine this pound cake was super yummy . . .

  4. Peggy Ann

    Lovely. I like Paula, I grew up on southern cooking and no one in our family was overweight and they lived long lives. Mom’s still going strong at 85 and she loved her bacon grease!

  5. Heather

    I have been curious about a cake that you don’t preheat the oven. Yours looks wonderful.

    As for Paula coming out with diabetic friendly recipes, doesn’t look like it’s happening, she is doing ads for the diabetic medicine company, which ever that might be, so it looks as though she is more in favour of medical intervention than dietary controls. Too bad, she is a wonderful and entertaining cook.

  6. Carole

    Interesting post. I am not confident enough to bake cakes – and can’t have them anyway. Have a great week.

  7. bermudaonion

    Oh man, does that ever look good. I loved pound cake but with just two of us here, I end up throwing too much away. I do have a recipe for one that you bake in a loaf pan that works out pretty good for us.

  8. Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks

    You served this with whipped cream and chocolate sauce!? How decadently delicious!

    I love this note of yours: Mentioning the end results will get most family members out the door to help out. 🙂

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