One of the blogs I read on an almost religous basis is Alicia's.
She's just like Martha Stewart, except more down to earth, more like a real person. Don't get me wrong, I love me some MS, especially her magazine, but Posey (as Alicia is also known as), is more like the girl next door,...someone you'd want to be best friends with because she knows how to treat her friends and family. She takes wonderful photographs of her crafty and culinary creations and 99.999% of the time, it's just about perfection. Then there was this post. I couldn't believe Posey made something that didn't turn out picture perfect. Aww, but that's what's so great about her, she let us all see her "bust up", which still managed to be cute.
Anyway, I knew if Posey liked the cake she made, even though it didn't come out of the pan just right, that it would be good. Thanks to her link to the buttermilk poundcake recipe, I baked one right up.
Six eggs. A cup of real butter. I could feel my booty growing as I was mixing it all up. It was terrific though and I really tried to not eat very much of it. Really.
Um, here's what's left....
I had help, people. Five mouths in total. So don't judge me ;)
Anyway, this recipe calls for buttermilk, obviously (the title of the recipe was my first clue). But I can't seem to keep buttermilk in this house because a certain cupcake's husband likes to drink it. A LOT. Whenever I get ready to make something with buttermilk, there never seems to be any left. So I got smart and bought some of that powdered buttermilk stuff. You mix the powder in with the dry ingredients and then add bow much ever water in with the wet parts, and tada! You cannot tell the difference. And you always have buttermilk when you need it, providing you have a supply of the powered stuff of course!
So try the cake. It's even better the next day, I thought it was very similar in texture to a Sara Lee poundcake, except better naturally, because it's homemade. Another something to make note of, I only baked mine about 70 minutes, instead of the 90 the recipe states, and I made a lemon glaze for the top by adding 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons melted butter to 2 cups of confectioners sugar.
This past week I finished Willow House by BBD. I loved stitching this so much. Gosh, do those ladies EVER make a bad design?
(click on image for a better, close up view).
It was stitched on 32 count Tobacco Belfast linen with recommended WDW and Sampler threads. I added the initals of my hubby and children along with mine :)