Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pound Cake... Again

Ooh, I'm so happy with today's results. It's my second attempt at baking the Condensed Milk Pound Cake, and it turned out much better than my first try. I realised that I usually cannot achieve a good bake with non-metric recipes. Perhaps I'm not confident when measuring with cups and always gingerly scoop flour and sugar and end up messing up the whole recipe. Even when I try to convert to metric, it sometimes doesn't help. I would have to learn the trick or balancing the proportion of liquid to dry ingredients for a cake to work.

So, thanks to Rei she tried the same recipe from Simply Anne's and converted to something really convenient for me. I have always enjoyed working with Rei's recipes, as they usually turned out well for me. Also, she works out the proportion of the ingredients that almost always guarantees success. I also told her that her recipes are usually quite healthy, less fat and less sugar, I like!

If you like the smell of condensed milk and/or vanilla, you should give this a try. The fragrance filled the whole house and this time, I used Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract and softened Anchor salted butter (the canned ones). I'm glad I used this butter, as the aroma and taste was perfect! The texture is much better this time as well, really soft and moist. I remember that the previous cake was fairly dense as well. Overall, I am very happy with this cake and will be sure to bake this again and again. I just have to get the low fat version of condensed milk. I haven't stepped on the scales for a couple of weeks, and I'm really afraid to find out the damage I've been doing to myself during this time.


Rei said...

Yuri, I am flattered. Thanks for the confidence in my recipes. Ahaha..

Yuri said...

Hey Rei, must give credit where credit is due. Share some more k? :)

Tina Butler said...

These cakes look wonderful. I really want to try the Condensed Milk Pound Cake wow it looks beautiful. I made a hot milk cake once and loved it. I love to bake, I cant wait to get started on some of your recipes. Great photos. And Welcome to The Foodie.

Yuri said...

Thanks Tina! The Condensed Milk Pound cake is really wonderful. I can't wait to bake it again, just that I'm a little under the weather at the moment.