There was one factor I might all the time rely upon in my childhood house…
Inside the center drawer subsequent to the sink was the stuff of desires: a bonanza of baked items in Entenmann’s bins. My Bronx-born Jewish father, who has the sweetest candy tooth of anybody I do know, stored the drawer stocked with a rotation of the corporate’s signatures: chocolate frosted doughnuts, crumb-topped espresso cake, bitter cream loaves, thick-spackled chocolate frosted cupcakes, pound truffles, and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
Entenmann’s is beloved by all, in fact, however it has all the time had an actual stronghold within the New York Jewish group, although Charles Entenmann, the person who made the model a family title, and who died final week at 92, wasn’t even Jewish. (In line with his son, he wasn’t even “a dessert man.”) Nobody appears to know precisely why that is, although some level to the corporate getting kosher certification from the Orthodox Union within the Nineteen Eighties. Both manner, seeing the obituary took me again, so I felt compelled to picked up just a few bins to pay my respects. For these of you who’d desire the do-it-yourself type of tribute, this tremendous simple pound cake’s for you.
An Entenmann’s Impressed Pound Cake
Typically I fold in a cup of blueberries at the top.
1 pat butter for greasing pan (or cooking spray)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3/4 cup bitter cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup berries (elective)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an ordinary 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch loaf pan.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a big bowl, combine collectively sugar and lemon zest. Whisk in bitter cream, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract till blended. Fold in dry elements. As soon as it has come collectively, fold in berries if utilizing. You do not need to overmix.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes till prime of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into middle comes out clear. Let the cake cool utterly earlier than slicing.
P.S. Cinnamon-apple muffins and Dorie Greenspan’s “The whole lot Cake.”