Great Tasting Pound Cake Recipes

Pound cake is comfort food. It reminds of us of cozy afternoon at home with mom or grandma and the aroma fills the entire room with warmth and anticipation. Buying a cake right out of the bake shop is an option but what makes this extra special is when one painstakingly follows the instructions to the detail and constant practice to come up with the best pound cake recipe.

Texture of the Best Pound Cake Recipe

Pound cake is great when it is slightly moist. A pound cake that's dry is a little hard to swallow but one that has the right consistency and texture is a perfect match with tea, coffee or any cold beverage. When following a recipe to the detail, make sure that the best cake recipe that one has margarine, white sugar and both self-rising flour and all-purpose. These ingredients if mixed correctly and in the right amounts could make a perfectly delicious, heavenly moist cake.

Instructions of the Best Pound Cake Recipe

Contrary to what one might think, a cake is reliably easy to make. Unlike other pastries that would require one to preheat the oven, that is not necessary with the cake. However, one must grease the pan where the cake will be baked to make sure it keeps its shape once it's baked and transferred to another container and to make sure that the cake does not stick.

In a large bowl, margarine has to be creamed with shortening and sugar until these ingredients are fluffy. The best cake recipe will not distinguish between the different methods of creaming these ingredients but the best way would be to use an electric mixer. One then has to beat in the flour and milk but alternately until very well incorporated. The flour mixture is a combination of both all-purpose and self-rising flour, divided.

Once the batter is ready, this mixture is ready to be poured into the grown baking pan. Baking time is an hour and fifteen minutes and the oven's temperature has to be three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit.

Advantage of Finding the Best Pound Cake Recipe

A pound cake can be used for any occasion and it's a sure favorite. The best thing about this cake is that with a little decoration and icing, it transforms into a beautiful cake that's not only delicious but perfect for all types of gatherings. Overview

Pound cake is comfort food. It reminds of us of cozy afternoon at home with mom or grandma and the aroma fills the entire room with warmth and anticipation. Buying a pound right out of the bake shop is an option but what makes this extra special is when one painstakingly follows the instructions to the detail and constant practice to come up with the best pound cake recipe.

Texture of the Best Pound Cake Recipe

Pound cake is great when it is slightly moist. When it's dry, it is a little hard to swallow but one that has the right consistency and texture is a perfect match with tea, coffee or any cold beverage. When following a recipe to the detail, make sure that the best cake recipe that one has margarine, white sugar and both self-rising flour and all-purpose. These ingredients if mixed correctly and in the right amounts could make a perfectly delicious, heavenly moist cake.

Instructions of the Best Pound Cake Recipe

Contrary to what one might think, a pound cake is reliably easy to make. Unlike other pastries that would require one to preheat the oven, that is not necessary with the cake. However, one must grease the pan where the cake will be baked to make sure it keeps its shape once it's baked and transferred to another container and to make sure that the cake does not stick.

In a large bowl, margarine has to be creamed with shortening and sugar until these ingredients are fluffy. The best cake recipe will not distinguish between the different methods of creaming these ingredients but the best way would be to use an electric mixer. One then has to beat in the flour and milk but alternately until very well incorporated. The flour mixture is a combination of both all-purpose and self-rising flour, divided.

Once the batter is ready, this mixture is ready to be poured into the grown baking pan. Baking time is an hour and fifteen minutes and the oven's temperature has to be three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit.

Advantage of Finding the Best Pound Cake Recipe

A cake can be used for any occasion and it's a sure favorite. The best thing about this cake is that with a little decoration and icing, it transforms into a beautiful cake that's not only delicious but perfect for all types of gatherings.



Source by Kenny Leones

How To Create an Easy Menu Bar in Google Blogger

How to Create an Easy Menu Bar in Blogger

I've been chatting back and forth with a blogger comrade this weekend because she had some questions about how to better organize her blog for her readers. Specifically, she wanted to be able to create a menu bar so readers could easily find posts she has written on specific topics. There are a couple ways to do this, but the easiest way is to put your Blogger Labels to work for you.

If you have been involved with website or blog creation at all, you have probably come to realize that Google is about as difficult to crack with regard to SEO tips and tricks as a Rubik's Cube (note: if you have ever cracked a Rubik's cube, just leave now. I am not smart enough to be in your vicinity. You should be worried about getting dumber by the second. So, off with you.) However, by piecing bits of information gathered from various sources, I have found that the Labels in Blogger do not do a whole lot with regard to SEO. Having 25 labels per post thinking they act as keywords for Google search optimization, probably is not going to help too much with search engine rankings. It can help with the internal organization of your blog by making it easier for users to find specific types of content, but will not make you the number one listing on Google for that term.

This was a major bummer for me, because I thought if I just typed in "Super Awesome Blog" in my Blogger Label box, anyone Googling super awesome blog would unduly find me. Not so. So sad. I will never be Super Awesome (crying in my win … er, coffee). But, they are very useful in getting people to find topical content in your blog, especially when used consistently. So let's create a menu bar from your Labels to maximize their effectiveness and usefulness internally.

Step One: Create a Master Labels List

Come up with a list of 5-7 words (ie Master Labels) that describe your posts. For example, any post I write that is about what is on my mind, my thoughts, my personal experiences gets the label "Martini Musings". Anything that involves my family gets the label "The Monkey House". Recipes get labeled "Recipes" etc. You can add additional labels to each post as well. For instance, I will label this post "Mo 'Bettah Blogging" (from my Master Label List), but I may also include "Labels, Menu Bar, How-To, and Blogger Tips" when I define my labels for this post. Not so much because I hope it will help with Google search indexing, but because it might help you as the reader find this post based on those search terms if you do an internal site search.

Step Two: Edit Each Existing Post

Once you come up with a concise list of topics that your posts can be categorized by, go through and edit your existing labels in each post to include one or two of these "Master Labels". You can create labels for each post by adding them to the "Labels" section under the Post Settings located to the right of your post editor. (Heh? I'm Lost. Help! … When you're writing a post, look to your right. ).

Step Three: Add The Label Widget (if you have not already)

Now that all your posts are categorized by the 5-7 terms or topics that represent your "Master Label List", you want to add a Labels Widget to your layout. Go to Layout, and "Add a gadget" (it does not matter where, because we'll be moving it).

Choose the Labels gadget.

Step Four: Edit The Labels Gadget

You will be given a couple options to customize the gadget. Choose the radio button that says "Selected Labels" and then click "edit". All the labels you have ever used will come up in a list. Check the box next to the labels used in your Master List ONLY. You see I only have 7 out of 89 labels checked. ALSO Make sure you check the radio box for "List" Rather than "Cloud". Click "Save".

Step Five: Move The Gadget

Now you'll want to customize the location of your gadget. Since we're creating a menu bar, you'll want to bring it to the top, right under your heading.

Save your arrangement, and view your blog. You should see a menu bar right beneath your header with the "Master List" of labels you created. ** The appearance (font, colors, etc.) Of your menu bar can be customized in the Template Section of Blogger.
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Source by Glory E Thorpe

Guinness Recipes

Do you like Guinness? Do you love eating? Combine both of these by cooking some comfort foods with Guinness. Here's an example recipe:

Welsh Rearbit with Guinness

I was brought up in Wales and learned very early to make a Welsh Rareb, which essentially is a fancy form of cheese on toast (or grilled cheese without the top piece of toast). However, after searching the web I found a recipe for an Irish version of this delightful treat.

While it is similar to cheese on toast, it is far richer and has a more 'liquid' consistency. It is considered, in my opinion, a comfort food, and is a great and healthy snack for kids.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of butter (or margarine).
2 tablespoons of plain flour (used to thicken).
1 teaspoon of mustard (I use a mild French mustard, but you can use your own favorite).
1 teaspoon honey (not necessary for the recipe, but adds a dessert sweetness).
1/2 cup milk.
1/2 cup Guinness (if you do not have Guinness, any stout will do).
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated (you can use your favorite cheese).
Salt and pepper.

Cooking instructions

Melt butter and slowly stir in flour, ensuring no lumps form.
Cook on a low heat until it turns slightly brown.
Remove pan from heat and slowly mix in the milk.
Return to heat and stir gently until the liquid thickens.
Add mustard, honey and Guinness.
Cook on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Turn down the heat to low setting and add the cheese, gently stirring until melted.
Spread over toast and brown slightly under a grill



Source by Simon M Cook