Well, that title describes what I’ve been doing with my “free” time lately.
I’ve been working on finding a good pound cake recipe since the horrible disaster a few weeks ago. I tried the Pound cake recipe (with fresh blackberries) from the next to latest Martha Stewart Living – it was HORRIBLE! too salty! I should have known adding 1 tablespoon of salt was too much, but I reasoned that it was ‘course’ salt AND it was for 2 loaves…. ICK!
Last night was a better trial – Cream cheese pound cake from Bakerella. I made one blackberry and one chocolate chip. The pans overflowed in the oven badly, but the cake turned out ok. Not the dense pound-like texture, but good cake.
I also tried making Blueberry Boy Bait from Smitten Kitchen except with Ranier cherries. It was ok, but didn’t look like the pictures. I had to use dark brown sugar and I don’t think I beat the sugar and butter long enough.
As for crafting…
I am done with the lace scarf. It needs blocking and pictures. I am working on the Cookie A socks and a ‘vanilla’ 3x2rib sock (both at the gusset increases). There will be pictures next post…. 🙂