Monday, March 30, 2009

Delicious Creativity!

In my book, there are two types of creativity; the artistic type (which covers a broad range of subject matter) and then there is my Southern cooking. If you are of Southern blood, then you know it is a prerequisite to be able to produce an absolutely perfect pound cake, rich with butter, crunchy properly browned top and last but not least, the absolutely perfect crumb inside. If you've not baked a pound cake from scratch before, then none of this makes sense. If you have, then you know the sheer delight of taking a razor sharp knife and slowly working it through the still warm cake, gently sliding that piece out and indulging in a portion of pure heaven.
This was my project yesterday, and I am sooooo glad I made it. It is wonderful---the comfort food of the gods. To heck with Ambrosia or those gooey salads---give me a large chunk of pound cake and I am happy and beaming.
Serve it with coffee or tea of choice and experience rapture.
Have it for breakfast. Yes. I do.
I truly wish all my gentle readers could be here to share this with me, and enjoy for themselves what we cooks strive to achieve; the combination of dense and light, rich but not overly sweet, melt on your tongue decadence.
Well, maybe not! (that leaves more for me and I do need to bribe the gentleman who does my PT...)
Now go do something creative--whatever you do well. And if it's cook, drop a post on what wonderful yummy you have whipped up!
Life is too short for beige clothes, bland lipstick, bad food or lousy wine!
Cheers! :)

P.S. I might add, this did take all the oomph out of me, so today I need to kick back and take it easy. After PT. HA! And again......HA!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I wish I were there, too!
I haven't had a homemade dessert in - well - a really really really long time! And this looks like a magazine entry winner!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is the SIMPLEST recipe---if you want it I will e-mail it to you.
I seldom share some recipes (especially this one) but if you need to impress someone, well, this, with slightly sweetened sliced strawberries and a side of creme fresh......oh yeah!

Vicki said...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Double YUM. And you don't live that far away.....cake, tea...... >;)

Jan said...

Do they call it pound cake because you gain a pound with every slice you eat? I'd still eat a slice. Get a cord of wood in and I'd lose it fast. I better go get a napkin now so I can wipe the drool off my chin.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I think you're right, plus I think if I dropped it on my foot, it would leave a dent! It is amazing that something so light on the tongue weighs so much!

Leslie said...

Ahhh, now I have to bake one... Lovely looking cake and you do it in a angel food pan and I make a loaf one, hmmmm...

good said...

As someone who has tasted the pound cake first hand this morning, let me say....Oh my gosh!!! Heaven on earth!! Stopping at two pieces was HARD!!!
Anne, so proud of the strength you have shown during your ordeal!! See...all that yard work and heavy lifting has paid off!!
Not to mention the time spent at my house in our younger years...built strength in the both of us!! : )

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