National Pound Cake Day
Five things you should know about
- Old recipes use a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour then mix and bake.
- It would keep for a week and was considered to many their “daily bread.”
- Now a-days you would add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and baking soda then bake at 375 until you done.
- Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold.
- 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).