Thursday, October 26, 2006

Italian Pound Cake

Here is my favourite recipe for making a pound cake. Its called pound cake because in earlier days all the ingredients used in this cake measure upto a pound like a pound of sugar, a pound flour...etc. Use of Extra Virgin Olive oil instead of Butter makes it more Italian and a bit more healthy...


(Makes 10-12 servings)
Baking Time 30-35 mins at 350*F

Dry Ingredients:
Maida (All-Purpose flour) (1½ Cup)
Baking Pwd (2 Tsp)
Baking Soda (1 Tsp)
Sugar (1 Cup)
Salt (½ Tsp)
Powdered Sugar for decorating

Wet Ingredients:
Eggs (3, whole)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3/4 Cup)
Milk (¼ Cup)

Method:
  1. In a bowl mix all the dry Ingredients, except Sugar and keep aside. Break three eggs in the stand mixer bowl and put 1 cup of sugar and beat till sugar is well incorporated in eggs. Now add milk and EVOO (can be substituted for Extra Light Olive Oil). Beat again for 3-5 mins or till the time everything is well incorporated. Also frequently stratch the bowl with the help of a rubber spatula, during the whole process.
  2. Now add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, 2 tbsp at a time, on medium speed. After that Preheat the oven at 350*F and grease the pan (9½ in. in diameter by 4½ in. in depth). Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 30-35 mins at 350*F, untill the top is brown.
  3. Once it is done take out and let it rest for about 10-15 mins on a wire rack.
    Now sprinkle Powdered sugar, cut into slices and serve.
    (Make it sugar free by adding 1 cup of "Slpenda" instead of 1 cup of sugar.)

1 comment:

vkn said...

Many thanks Nidhi. No worries. Your contribution is in time. This is one of great entries that we received so far at the group book project. Long way to go at the campaign. Cheers!