Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Summertime dessert.

Today's blog challenge at Two Peas:

Blog about your most fave summertime dessert!
What do you really enjoy each and every summer?
Share the recipe if you can!

Dairy Queen soft-serve is my favorite summertime treat, but as for a real dessert with a recipe and all...that would have to be strawberry shortcake, as we had it when I was a kid, with homemade pound cake, sliced sweetened strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. No sweetened biscuits or those nasty pre-fab circular shortcakes you get at the store. And no whipped cream or Cool Whip...although I guess that would taste pretty good, but ice cream is better...it soaks into the cake quite nicely.

Here's the pound cake recipe, straight from my mom's old Betty Crocker cookbook:

Loaf O' Gold Cake

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. softened butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5x3" loaf pan. Measure all ingredients into a large mixer bowl.Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 65-70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


Mimi said...

Ooooh! That sounds lovely! Thank you for the recipe.

BonnieRose said...

thks for sharing your recipe.. it sounds so wonderful!

Jeremy said...

Yum. Strawberries are already in season here (I seem to remember the 1st week of June as being strawberry time in Ohio), so I think it's time to pass on this Clark tradition to Natalie and Marissa! Thanks for the recipe!