With no photos to show for them!
Can you believe I actually baked this weekend and I have nothing to show for it? Blogging wise, that is. The first cake was a new pound cake recipe I had found on Smitten Kitchen. It’s supposed to be a lighter version from the tradition, involving complicated techniques like whipping egg whites to stiff peaks and folding in ingredients. Seriously, those are complicated for me!
I even took photos and everything all in preparation of posting the recipe, but alas the cake was “eh” according to D and S. Peanut Head didn’t really have an opinion except “More!” but she’s fairly uncritical. S was the surprising voice. She’s also fairly uncritical and she said it was 1)not my best and 2) on the dry side. D agreed on the dry side.
So, apparently either the recipe sucks or I’m not good at whipping eggs whites and folding in the rest of the ingredient or something. Because I do know how to make very good pound cake with a more traditional recipe. Anyhoo, all to say, what’s the point of posting it if I’m never going to make it again?
Although, this is a Smitten Kitchen recipe, so it must have been me. I mean she’s a pretty famous food blogger with her own cookbook out and everything. Perhaps I’ll try it again when I have more leisurely time in another lifetime.
This tale would have ended, at one pseudo-fail pound cake, but alas, I was baking to bring to a neighbor whose mom had passed away. So, with limited ingredients in my kitchen, chocolate bundt cake it is. A pretty fail proof recipe.
It came out lovely, too without any mishap from the pan. I have known to break bundt cakes when trying to take them out of the pan. S was salivating practically and wishing we could bring the cake over sliced so she could sneak a piece. She just didn’t get why you don’t do that with cake… *shakes head*
Anyhoo, forgot to take the photo of the finished product! ARG!!! Really? Really. Soso was all for us going back to the house to take a photo… *shakes head again* I had to explain how that would also be kind of weird unless it was perhaps one my good friends who knew I blogged and even then still a little odd.
Le Sigh. Seriously, I’m so depressed about it because I haven’t been blogging much and especially not posting recipes much and it would have been so nice to update this blog with a nice recipe with photos!
All I have to console me is double batch (because of course I made double batch of this thing, one to try and one to give!) of slightly “eh” pound cakes. I think they are fine. Perhaps not “giftable”, but certainly fine with a cup of coffee or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit.