July 28, 2012

Buttermilk Pound Cake

So is anyone else getting caught up in the Olympic spirit? Did you get up early or stay up late to watch the Opening Ceremony? I made myself get up at 5.30am because that's when it started on TV here (time difference) and I was really impressed. I particularly loved the start where they went from green meadows to the industrial revolution, the part where James Bond and the Queen 'parachuted' into the stadium and of course Mr Bean. I loved the idea of the cauldron too - that was so impressive and such a great idea. And I can't wait to cheer on all the Aussie athletes!

Tell me reader, what was your favourite part of the Opening Ceremony? Who will you be cheering for over the next couple of weeks?
Buttermilk Pound Cake
345g unsalted room temperature butter, plus more for greasing the pan
3 1/2 cups plain flour, plus more for flouring the pan
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups caster sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp lemon juice

1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Butter and flour a bundt pan.

2. In a bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy and pour in the sugar, creaming it well. Add the eggs, one at a time, allowing each egg to be fully incorporated before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla.

4. With the mixer on low speed, add a third of the flour mixture until just combined. Then add a third of the buttermilk mixture until just combined. Repeat this process with the remaining flour and buttermilk. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and stir in the lemon juice.

5. Smooth the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 75 minutes, or until a skewer or toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. The cake should be browned and the edges should be starting to pull away.

6. Allow to cool partially in the pan before inverting onto a cake rack and allowing to cool completely.

Recipe Source:
Recipe found on the blog
17 and Baking

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