Yesterday was another very hot day.
The new calf routine is going smoother than I had hoped. By the time I got outside yesterday morning, Max had Willow in the barn and she and the babies were nearly finished. All went well. We turned her into the east lot where there is a lot more grass for her. I had to use a sturdy plastic trash can for temporary water. We need to buy a small, portable stock tank next time we are in town.
I decided to do a little trimming around the back yard and by 9 AM gave it up! I was drenched and drained. I also watered a little. Today is supposed to be near 100°.
Before company arrived, I made our favorite pound cake. I reserve this recipe for company because it makes a huge cake and everyone really enjoys it. I also like to send what's left home with them.
I found the original recipe on Allrecipes. It was submitted by Gina and what she says was true for me, once I made it, I didn't use any other recipe for pound cake.
It is a very moist cake and you must follow all the instructions about baking to the letter to get that.
Gina’s Pound Cake (allrecipes)
This is the best and last pound cake recipe you will ever use. etc.
3 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
1 (8 )ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
Do not preheat oven. Spray a 10 inch Bundt pan with vegetable oil
Sift together flour, soda and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Pour the flour mixture into batter and gently fold in with a spatula. Stir in the flavorings. Batter will be very thick.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Place cake in oven and set thermostat to 350°F. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until the top is golden brown and turn the oven off.
Let the cake sit in the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Turn cake over onto a cake plate and allow to cool while still covered with pan.