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American Pound Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter flavored crisco
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • sifted
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Grease and flour bundt pan.

Step 2

Cream together shortening, butter, & sugar until fluffy.

Step 3

Add flour & eggs.

Step 4

Alternate beginning & end with flour.

Step 5

Add salt, vanilla, & lemon.

Step 6

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Step 7

Allow to set 10 minutes before turning out on rack.

Optional: Can frost the cake or dust with confectioners sugar.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
  • 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Pistachios
  • A dash of milk

METHOD: 

  1. Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
  3. Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
  4. Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
  5. Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!

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