use unsalted butter for this cake. This pound cake contains no
added leaveners. Evaporated whole milk is used. This recipe stands up well for grilling or pan toasting the pound cake.
c unsalted butter, soft, room temperature
2 c sugar
3 c flour, sifted
1 t vanilla
1 c evaporated whole milk
Grease and flour a 10" tube pan well.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a stand-up mixer, cream butter and sugar
over low speed until very light. This may take some time. Sift
the flour again and add in alternately with the evaporated milk.
Stir in the extract, then add in the eggs one by one, stirring
well after each addition. Transfer the batter in reserved pan
and bake until golden browned on top and cake tests done, about
1 hour. Cool for a couple of minutes on rack before loosening
cake from pan and unmolding. Let cool completely.
For pound cake crostini: Heat a seasoned
griddle over medium high heat. Brush melted butter over your slices
of cooled pound cake and place on heated griddle, turning to make
each side a golden brown. Remove to platter when done. Serve either
warmed or cooled.