Thursday, May 27, 2010
My Stove and A Week Night Feast!
Here is a picture of the stove that came with the Farm house. The smaller oven on top can be used as a toaster oven, warming oven or regular oven. Its smaller size makes it much more economical to use and it preheats very quickly. If I am cooking something that will fit in there, I use it.
Yesterday I was inspired to cook! So on the way home from work I stopped at Food Lion, bought some "real" butter, fresh eggs, flour, sour cream, a Bell Pepper ($1.19 each not on sale!) and some Breyers real vanilla ice cream (on sale for only $2.00!)
Here's what I made:
Sour Cream Pound Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs (at room temperature)
1 pinch baking soda
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5 or 8x4 inch loaf pan.
2.In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, eggs and vanilla.
3.Add flour and pinch of soda, mix well. Pour into loaf pan.
4.Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
This is a basic Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe, but some of the recipes say to cook the cake at 375 degrees for one hour. I baked this cake in the small oven shown above, backed my temperature down to 350 and then baked it an addition 20 minutes. You would probably need to adjust the temperature and cooking time based on how your own oven cooks.
The small size of this cake makes it perfect for a small family and also for a weeknight treat. I wish I had made two so I could freeze one for another time.
Ok, this is where the Breyers Ice Cream comes into play! Vanilla ice cream is delicious over warm pound cake!
I also made Turkey Kielbasa with peppers and onions served over rice, just like my menu plan for the week called for, rounded out with some fried corn bread.
Yum! It was all very delicious and my hubby was very pleased to have an extra special meal with desert after a hard day at work.
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