Friday, January 15, 2010

Browned Butter Pound Cake

I only baked this because I enjoy torturing myself.

You need to brown the butter well ahead and chill it back to a solid before baking the cake-so plan in advance.

You Will Need:

1 cup browned butter, cooled and solidified
1/4 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups vanilla sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk

Cream together the butter and shortening. Gradulally add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Sift together the dry ingredients and add the vanilla to the milk. Add, alternating.

Grease a tube pan and fill with batter. Place on a baking sheet (because they always leak) and set in a COLD oven. Bake at 325 degrees F. for about 1 hour and twenty minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in pan twenty minutes and then cool completely on a rack.

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