10.22.2010

Friday Farewell . . . with food.

 
They said on the news last night that the



is closing . . .


Most of the beautiful leaves that were 
on my trees Monday are now




as a result of the mighty




that came through this week. 

By the middle of next week, they said I'll need a heavy





First, all I could think was




But today, on this last 70 degree day in the most spectacular Minnesota October we've ever had, I sort of want to 





Instead, perhaps I'll just bake a 




to help




the blow.



My favorite cake at present is this one:


Sunshine-for-Susan Lemon Pound Cake

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350.  Use an electric mixer to blend together eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract and lemon juice.  Add dry ingredients and blend until smooth.  Add oil and mix well.

Bake for 45 minutes in a well-greased 9x5" loaf pan.

Make lemon icing by combining 1 generous cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon extract, dash lemon juice, and 2 Tbsp. milk, beating until smooth.  Remove loaf from pan.  When almost cool, spread icing over the top (it will drip down the sides).  Slice when the icing has set and cake is completely cool.


It is so easy and absolutely delicious! (If you like the lemon pound cake at Starbucks, be prepared to have a little Starbucks in your own kitchen, because this is a great knock off.)


In fact, lemon-head-lady sez:




And if that's not an enthusiastic endorsement,  
I don't know what is!

Perhaps her delicious lemony tears in the cake will help me forget about my own salty salty ones as we bid goodbye to our fantastic fall . . . .

If not, I'll keep cutting myself pieces until it helps.


Hope your weekend is delicious!




    

4 comments:

Cathy said...

HOW CUTE!!! :)

Amanda and Christopher said...

Mmmm that cake looks yum! I will be bidding farwell to the 90-115+ weather this weekend with a schmorgasboard of delicious food at the state fair! 70's here we come!!

nina martine said...

I tried to access your website and some other thing comes up. Do you have a new website addy?

susan m hinckley said...

No new website -- I obviously just need a new host. I was set up for auto-renew but they didn't renew it, nor did they notify me when it expired.
Working on the problem and it should be fixed later today. Please come back and try again! Thanks.

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