A beautiful, buttery, understated pound cake. Elegant with an afternoon cup of Earl Grey. Perfect with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
3 sticks butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
meanwhile mix together:
1 T vanilla extract
(dash of orange or other citrus oil, optional)
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup milk
mix liquid into creamed butter/sugar.
mix in 3 cups flour until just combined.
Pour into two loaf pans lined with parchment paper. Place in oven and turn oven to 325. It took mine about 90 minutes, but start checking at 75 minutes - see if a knife inserted in center comes out clean.