Friday, November 16, 2018

Brown Butter Half Sheet Blondies

 Grease or spray a half sheet pan.     Preheat oven to 350.

1 stick butter, browned

2 sticks butter, melted

Mix together dry ingredients in an extra large bowl:

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

Combine browned and melted butter, stir in:

3 cups brown sugar

2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
4 eggs

Gently mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then stir in:

1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped  (I accomplish this by putting nuts into a gallon ziploc bag and taking out my frustration with the bottom of a heavy saucepan!)

Spread on prepared half-sheet pan.    Bake approximately 25 minutes until lightly golden brown.  

Monday, May 28, 2018

Cold Oven Pound Cake

A beautiful, buttery, understated pound cake.     Elegant with an afternoon cup of Earl Grey.    Perfect with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  

cream together:

3 sticks butter, softened
3 cups white sugar

meanwhile mix together:
6 eggs
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.