A Little Sweet Before the Fast
This Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, the last
hurrah before the fast of Lent. I thought
a little sweet was appropriate. My cousin
Suzie sent me this recipe, it is from the
Farmers' Almanac but we both have
tweaked it a bit to make it healthier.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup of sugar
1 1/2 teas. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 cup 1/2% milk
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour a loaf pan.
Cream the butter and the sugar
until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, 1 at a time,
then stir in the vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder and
salt. Add gradually to the butter
mixture, alternating with the milk.
If too stiff add a bit more milk.
Spread in pan and bake for 30
minutes or until toothpick inserted
in center comes out clean.
Note: Mine took 40 minutes.
Allow the cake to cool in the pan
for 1 hour. Then turn out on to
Dust with powdered sugar before serving.