The FC family’s annual pound cake ritual… Over 30 years of making pretty much the same thing 30 or more times. This is the first year my dad was totally sidelined, only giving advice from his bed. However, the cakes are pretty much the same as they have always been. There have been the occasional radical thoughts of adding chocolate or other flavors, or morphing them into ice cream cakes or biscotti, but those ideas don’t last long.

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  1. Pound cake. Cool. Is it true that pound cake is called “pound cake” because of ingredients making it weigh a pound? Or that the ingredients are a pound… (lazy me, I ought to just look it up…)…

  2. The answer is both. The loaf is just over a pound, and the standard recipe starts with 1 pound flour, 1 pound sugar, 1 pound butter, and one dozen eggs (which also equals a pound). Everyone diverges after this point.

  3. What doesn’t diverge is that these cakes are just freaking amazing! :notworthy: I miss it 🙁


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