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Friday, April 10, 2009

Vera Speaks - Show 247 - Bad Friday Edition

Showing Weenies, Chairs, Cage's Fiery Head, Charles Nelson Reilly, Voicemails, Movie Recommendation Time, Pound Cake and Barry.

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Awesome Pound Cake Recipe
3 cups cake flour
6 large eggs
1 pound butter (softened at room temp)
1 pound sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Sift the flour, baking soda, and baking powder
into a large mixing bowl. Stir in salt and
the sugar. Use a large spoon for this. Next add
the butter. Add the eggs, whole. At this
point break out your mixer and begin mixing on
slow. Slowly add my buttermilk, and then the
vanilla extract. After it is thoroughly combined,
turn the mixer up to medium for a few minutes,
and then finally on high. If the mixture is a little
thick add just a touch more buttermilk. If you don't
mix things thoroughly you will have lumps that will
form air bubbles in your mixture and leave holes
in your finished cake.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Take your standard tube cake pan and lightly coat it with
butter. Then lightly flour the buttered pan. Shake
the excess flour from the pan.

Pour the mix in, bake the cake for about 1 hour
and twenty minutes. Keep looking at how your cake
is doing through the oven door but avoid opening
the door too much while it is baking.
When you think it is done, do the toothpick test.
Stick a wooden toothpick into one of the thickest
parts of the cake. If it's dry when you pull it out,
the cake is done.

Allow the cake to cool 15 or 20 minutes in the pan.


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