Wednesday, March 18, 2009

condensed milk pound cake

i was blog hopping yesterday and i stumbled on this wonderful foodblog simply anne's. as i was scanning her recipes, i came to this dish that's also simple to make and the ingredients are in my kitchen. after making the roast pork belly that night, i made this one and i'm so happy with the result.

surely, i'll be making this more often... just something for a snack and for k's office snack and m's school snack.

you can view the recipe here. i just made some adjustments.

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1-1/3 cups cake flour¹
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk²
3 large eggs

preheat oven to 325°F. butter an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and set aside.

sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

in a bowl beat butter and white sugar until light and fluffy about 2 minutes. add condensed milk and vanilla beat until well incorporated.

add the sifted dry ingredients and beat until no traces of flour remains.

beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl after each additions.

transfer batter into the prepared pan. bake until the top is dark golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

cool and slice.

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¹ since i didn't have cake flour, i substituted it with cornstarch and all-purpose flour. (in 1 cup measuring cup, i placed 1 tbsp. cornstarch and then fill it with all-purpose flour to make 1 cup cake flour.)

² condensed milk was used as the primary sweetener thereby resulting in a buttery cake rich in texture. it added richness to the cake but not at all sweet. (from simply anne's)