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Pound Cake

8 oz. butter
1 t. nutmeg, grated
Pinch of salt
1 2/3 c sugar
5 eggs
2 c cake flour, sifted

Grease and flour a 9" tube cake pan.

Put softened butter in bowl of mixer. Add in nutmeg and pinch of salt, and mix about 4 minutes. Add in the sugar in a stream and mix until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in one at a time 4 eggs, then add in the flour all at once. Mix about 2 minutes. Stop machine and scrape bottom. Add in the the last egg, and mix in a few seconds to incorporate the last egg. Place in a cold oven and set temperature to 300°F. Bake about two hours, checking after about 75 minutes.

Recipe adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks:
Claiborne, Craig. The New York Times Cook Book: Revised Edition. New York: Harper, 1990.





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