1 t. nutmeg, grated
Pinch of salt
1 2/3 c sugar
2 c cake flour, sifted
and flour a 9" tube cake pan.
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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