March 4


National Pound Cake Day

Five things you should know about

Pound Cake

  1. Old recipes use a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour then mix and bake.
  2. It would keep for a week and was considered to many their “daily bread.”
  3. Now a-days you would add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and baking soda then bake at 375 until you done.
  4. Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold.
  5. They are usually either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.

On This Day in Food History…

1634 Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in the U.S., in Boston.
1792 Samuel Slocum was born. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.
1792 Oranges were said to have been introduced to Hawaii.
1927 RIP Ira Remsen An American chemist, co-discoverer (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener. (The FDA has required warning labels, since 1972, on products using saccharin because it is a suspected carcinogen).