Dorie suggests wrapping this delicious cake to let it age for a day.
Let's face it, that doesn't work. The combination of the vanilla
flavored sugar and the beurre noisette made that impossible.
Jim could not wait for the cake to come out of the oven.
The recipe is so simple and easy, a perfect cake to prepare for a
weekend of nibbling. I started out baking it for 55 minutes, but
decided to add another 10 minutes to give it a bit more color.
We tasted a small piece, plain, and it was delicious. Then after
dinner I served it with a bit of Kir Royale jam and fresh cream. This
is definitely a pound cake that I will make again- I just love the flavor.Per Tricia~
I love vanilla. I love cake. I love simple things.
Needless to say, this simple vanilla pound cake was quite the hit.
It was truly easy and much quicker to prepare than I anticipated.
The name refers to the French lingering over the cake for a weekend,
enjoying it here and there but for me "weekend" in a recipe name should
be associated with something that is more of a production.
Like that Gingerbread Bûche de Noël, for instance :)
Making one of these on a weeknight would be a snap and likely
be the perfect thing to get us all through a busy week.
The taste testing started by my licking the bowl and I knew we were
in great shape then -the batter literally tasted like creme brûlée.
Off to a good start.
The completed cake tasted like a combination pound cake and a Breton
butter cake, which is basically a genius balancing act in my book. This is
a keeper and I am already planning to make more and ship off to the
boys at school. I will also stock one or two in the freezer for company. Or
perhaps for a week night when we simply need more cake.......