December 21, 2009
pound cake. not peppermint bark or divinity. not pfeffernussen or toffee. not even the trend-setting homemade marshmallows that have blogworld all a-buzz. nope. pound cake. i was bent on having one at christmastime, so that's what i churned out over the weekend and toted along to sunday dinner at the harms farms.
i won't rehash the recipe here, because deb's is perfect in every way. you can just pop over there and see for yourself. for me, summer 2009 will forever be remembered as the summer of the pound cake. we made many a batch of this golden loaf in the camp kitchen, using this very recipe. and that's when i fell in love for the second time at summer camp. i will never have need for another pound cake recipe.
it's beginning to look like cake will prevail over candies in my kitchen this christmas. i almost feel i'm doing an injustice to mom's good christmas repertoire by going rogue like this. her beat-up green plastic binder, stacked with hundreds of handwritten recipes on yellowing college-ruled, is crammed with accounts of lavish christmas baking that goes back years before i was born. when it comes to christmas, mom has always baked to beat the band. i love that about her. i can picture her as a young bride, standing in the kitchen of the little brick house in texas, copying her mother's recipes, and planning the magnificent production of dad's old-fashioned favorites. when i hold that notebook of hers, i feel i'm holding a piece of history. thanks, mom. you've made december a nostalgic time for me to be in the kitchen. and knowing you, i know you'll forgive my swerve from tradition for this year.
ps. mom, i just remembered, i made haystacks! bingo. redemption.


Kelli said...

I'm posting my favorite pound cake recipe later today so you should stop by.

Christina said...

Guess what. I haven't even baked anything for Christmas yet this year! such a travesty must be to make caramels. : )

(btw, I've never made pound cake before; it sounds intriguing.

Renee said...'re redeemed! I was planning on making haystacks too! IF I have haystacks here, will you bring some of your pound cake??!!
the candy making will begin in earnest....on Wednesday!! OH....and I have added new one! Dad's newest fav... Mint Oreo Balls!

natalie said...

mmmhmmm, looks tasty. i'll be doing all my Christmas baking on wednesday. more power to ya!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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