I was a bit Suzy Homemaker on Sunday afternoon... whipping up some dessert... from scratch!
A confession... these are not my own recipes. Being a Food Network addict, I thought it was pretty smart of me to combine Sandra Lee's fruit portion of her Strawberry French Toast recipe with Paula Deen's Sour Cream Pound Cake.
I had made this Pound Cake one time before... and while it was delicious, I kind of messed up... failing to notice Paula's recipe called for a 10-inch tube pan... as getting very confused as I tried to squeeze all that batter into a 9x5 loaf pan!
This time around, I decided to halve the recipe and it came out perfect!! Funny enough, I searched just this morning and did find a cake pan size conversion chart on the Web and it confirms that 1 10-inch loaf pan = 2 9x5 loaf pans! Ha!
So here's my recipe using that 9x5 loaf pan (if you have a 10-inch tube click that link above or just double these ingredients)... this is a very easy recipe, and you may already have all the ingredients on hand!!
1/4 pound butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat over to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured pan. Bake for 1 hour (1:20 for 10-inch pan) or until toothpick/skewer comes out of cake clean.
Silly easy for the "Drunken" Strawberries... Strawberries (shocking!), Orange Liqueur (i.e, the "recipe" suggested and I used Grand Marnier), and Sugar.
Since they were in season (and on sale), I used fresh strawberries and just made up a small batch...
About 6 pretty large berries... doused with a teaspoon (or two!) of Grand Marnier.. and sprinkled with a bit of sugar and refrigerated for a couple of hours. At first the berries smelled pretty alcohol-y... but by the time we got around to eating it, we honestly couldn't taste the liquor... but still very yummy! Oh, plus a dallop of (not home-made!!) whipped topping to top it off.