Pound Cake & The Settlement Cookbook

my nana’s settlement cookbook
i love all these recipes!
pound cake

My mom gave me this Settlement Cookbook for Christmas. It had belonged to my nana and is from 1948. It includes a lot of Depression Era recipes and instructions on hosting a party that would make Betty Draper happy. There were even a couple recipes she handwrote on some blank telegrams. It is so amazing to hold them, especially since we lost her when I was a young girl. She let me eat whatever I wanted even though I know she was a great cook. Even if that included sour cream ‘n’ onion potato chips and orange sherbet. Don’t hate, I was a strange kid. 

this is going to be yummy!

bake me!
poundcake w/homemade whipped cream & strawberries

Pound Cake, modified from The Settlement Cookbook by Mrs. Simon Kander
Makes 1 pound cake

2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup & 2 tablespoons sugar
2 sticks butter, room temperature
5 medium eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well until smooth. Add vanilla extract. Add flour gradually and beat until smooth. Line a loaf pan with butter, add parchment paper and butter again. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 300F for about an 1 hour. (I needed to cook mine an addition 5 minutes until it was done.)

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