3 Citrus Pound Cake

Jan 22, 2012 by

The name Pound Cake comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. No leavens were used other than the air whipped into the batter. In the days when many people couldn’t read, this simple convention made it simple to remember recipes.

Ingredients

For the cake
1 grapefruit
1 lemon
1 lime
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups unsalted softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups cake flour (If you don’t have cake flour, substitute 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour)
1 vanilla bean
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
For the glaze
2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
1 tbsp reserved grapefruit juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar
grated grapfruit
lemon and lime peel.

Instructions

1.  Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9 to 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan. Set aside.

2. Grate peel from grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Place 2 tsp each grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange peel in small bowl; add milk and 1 tbsp grapefruit juice. Mix well.

3. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. (Mixture will appear curdled).

3. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Combine gradually the dry flour mixture to the wet butter sugar egg mixture, alternately add the milk mixture, beating just until moistened after each addition.
4. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
5. Combine 2 tablespoons melted butter and reserved 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice in small bowl. Add powdered sugar; stir until well mixed. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional grapefruit juice, if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency.) Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with grated peel, if desired.

 

3 Citrus Pound Cake

20 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the cake
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (If you don't have cake flour, substitute 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp reserved grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • grated grapfruit
  • lemon and lime peel.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9 to 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan. Set aside.
  2. Grate peel from grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Place 2 tsp each grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange peel in small bowl; add milk and 1 tbsp grapefruit juice. Mix well.
  3. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. (Mixture will appear curdled).
  4. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Combine gradually the dry flour mixture to the wet butter sugar egg mixture, alternately add the milk mixture, beating just until moistened after each addition.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
  6. Combine 2 tablespoons melted butter and reserved 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice in small bowl. Add powdered sugar; stir until well mixed. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional grapefruit juice, if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency.) Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with grated peel, if desired.
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Dutch Apple Cake

Jan 15, 2012 by

My sisters came to visit me last year and my sister Martha made this Dutch Apple Cake  for us. She gave me her recipe and I made a few changes to the ingredients, just added cinnamon, vanilla and lemon extract.

Ingredients

4 small apples (you need 3 1/2 but you can eat the rest)
1 cup sugar plus 3 tbsp
2/3 cup unsalted melted butter
4 eggs
2 cups cake flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp apricot jelly

Instructions

1. Put parchment paper underneath the circle of the spring form and draw a circle. Cut out the circle and spray the springform with Pam. Put the parchment circle on it and spray it again with Pam. so the cake won’t stick to the bottom.

2. Peel the apples and take the core out. Cut the apples up in 4. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 3 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the apples. Mix it up and set aside.

3. Add the melted butter to the sugar and mix well. Add one egg to the butter sugar mix, alternate with 1/2 cup of cake flour. When you used up all the flour and the eggs, add the vanilla and lemon extract.

4. Pour in the prepared spring form and top it off with the apples. Cook in a preheated oven of 300F oven for 1 1/2 hour. The last 10 min top the cake with the apricot jelly and cook 10 min more. Take the cake out of the oven and put on a wired rack, let it cool for about 10 min then you should be able to take the cake out of the spring form.

Dutch Apple Cake

My sisters came to visit me last year and my sister Martha made this for us. She gave me her recipe and I made a few changes to the ingredients, just added cinnamon, vanilla and lemon extract.

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

1 hr, 50 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 small apples (you need 3 1/2 but you can eat the rest)
  • 1 cup sugar plus 3 tbsp
  • 2/3 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp apricot jelly

Instructions

  1. Put parchment paper underneath the circle of the spring form and draw a circle. Cut out the circle and spray the springform with Pam. Put the parchment circle on it and spray it again with Pam. so the cake won't stick to the bottom.
  2. Peel the apples and take the core out. Cut the apples up in 4. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 3 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the apples. Mix it up and set aside.
  3. Add the melted butter to the sugar and mix well. Add one egg to the butter sugar mix, alternate with 1/2 cup of cake flour. When you used up all the flour and the eggs, add the vanilla and lemon extract.
  4. Pour in the prepared spring form and top it off with the apples. Cook in a preheated oven of 300F oven for 1 1/2 hour. The last 10 min top the cake with the apricot jelly and cook 10 min more. Take the cake out of the oven and put on a wired rack, let it cool for about 10 min then you should be able to take the cake out of the spring form.
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Oliebollen

Dec 28, 2011 by

An oliebol (plural oliebollen is a traditional Dutch food. Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve and at funfairs. They are also called smoutebollen in Belgium. Sometimes it is referenced in English as Dutch donut.

They are said to have been first eaten by Germanic tribes in the Netherlands during the Yule, the period between December 26 and January 6. The Germanic goddess Perchta, together with evil spirits, would fly through the mid-winter sky. To appease these spirits, food was offered, much of which contained deep-fried dough. It was said Perchta would try to cut open the bellies of all she came across, but because of the fat in the oliebollen, her sword would slide off the body of whomever ate them.

Ingredients

  • 1 (0.6 ounce)yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup dark beer
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Granny Smith apple – peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • oil for deep-frying
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 350F. Warm the milk to 110F and add the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar. Let stand for 10 min it should be foaming by now, If not then your yeast is not working. Try a new package. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture, and egg into the flour and mix into a smooth batter.
  2. Soak the raisins in water, after they are plum take the raisins out of the water and stir the raisins and apple and beer in the flour. Cover the bowl, and leave the batter in a warm place to rise until double in size. I like to use the top of the stove. This will take about 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer, or heavy deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Use 2 metal spoons. It’s easier to use a gravy ladle and one soup spoon. The gravy ladle gives you the right size for the oliebol. Drop them carefully into the hot oil. Fry the balls until golden brown, about 8 minutes. The doughnuts should be soft and not greasy. If the oil is not hot enough, the outside will be tough and the insides greasy. Drain finished doughnuts on paper towels and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve them piled on a dish with more confectioners’ sugar dusted over them. Eat them while warm.

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Olie Bollen

1 hr, 10 Prep Time

10 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (0.6 ounce)yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup dark beer
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • oil for deep-frying
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 350F. Warm the milk to 110F and add the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar. Let stand for 10 min it should be foaming by now, If not then your yeast is not working. Try a new package. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture, and egg into the flour and mix into a smooth batter.
  2. Stir in the raisins and apple and beer. Cover the bowl, and leave the batter in a warm place to rise until double in size. I like to use the top of the stove. This will take about 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer, or heavy deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Use 2 metal spoons. It's easier to use a gravy ladle and one soup spoon. The gravy ladle gives you the right size for the oliebol. Drop them carefully into the hot oil. Fry the balls until golden brown, about 8 minutes. The doughnuts should be soft and not greasy. If the oil is not hot enough, the outside will be tough and the insides greasy. Drain finished doughnuts on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve them piled on a dish with more confectioners' sugar dusted over them. Eat them while warm.
Cuisine: Dutch | Recipe Type: Holiday/New Years
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