|At Starbucks before church.|
It does indeed contain ink, in the form of my favorite architect's pens. I'm not sure who first recommended these to me, but I love them for writing. There are assorted fine point scrapbooking pens mixed in the lot as well.
This afternoon I turned to a more risky endeavor: baking. I'm off to a friend's for dinner tonight, and I said I'd bring dessert. If she is going to the trouble of making a home made meal, I can't very well bring a bag of Oreos and some ice cream for dessert.
A tiptoe through the Baking With Julia cookbook turned up a recipe for classic pound cake. I adore pound cake, but rarely buy it and have never made it. There's always a first time, right? Besides, the most difficult part of the recipe is greasing and flouring the tube pan.
|I'm not sure this will make it to Pam's|
without being cut into..
A pound cake is called a pound cake because the original proportions called for a pound of butter, pound of sugar and pound of eggs...this only takes half a pound of butter, two cups of sugar and three eggs, but that's probably more than enough. It's also a "vanilla" cake, with two teaspoons of good Mexican vanilla added at the very end of mixing.
The house smells fantastic right now. I've raspberries to macerate and serve over the cake; Pam said she has a bit of ice cream. Sounds about perfect to me.