I was at the grocery store last week and right smack in the middle of all of the OK, People and other trashy (but totally addictive) magazines was this lovely, glossy cover that tore my attention away from Sanda or Heidi or Bachelorette number 486’s cover — The best of Cooking Light Baking. “You need me!” it said. And it was right. Score. So, I took the magazine home, deconstructed it and filed the delicious bits away in my brand new accordion file. Joy.
Fast forward to Tuesday and I’m sitting in my living room planning the menu for my Book Club meeting this week. I was hosting and had decided to make tea sandwiches (tiny, crust less triangles of white and wheat bread filled with chicken salad, pimento cheese and cucumber cream cheese spread) and wanted something sweet, and mini, to go with it. Out comes the accordion file and I pull out the baking section. I’m flipping idly through, trying to decide what to make and there it is: Vanilla Buttermilk Pound Cakes. Mmmmmmm. Yes.
I rounded up the ingredients last night and a new sous chef — Abby Stephenson — and we set to work making all of the fillings for the sandwiches and then prepared to tackle the pound cake (which I planned to make in these tiny, adorable mini loaf pans). It was extremely easy and the end result, as my Book Club will taste for themselves tonight, is this lighter than air, but richly delicious in flavor cake that is sure to become my new go to cake recipe (well, when I’m not baking chocolate for the hordes, that is).
Enjoy and another big win for Cooking Light!