The foundation of a basic baking batter is simple: eggs, flour, sugar and butter.
Well, this is what a classic pound cake is made of. Four authentic ingredients. Quatre Quarts, meaning Four Fourths.
Four ingredients used in exactly equal amounts. Even for those who can never memorize a recipe, this is one that’s hard to forget.
The combination of these four ingredients builds up a crusty, moist, spongy, delicious, very hard to resist pound cake.
We can do it. Can we not?
No other flavoring is needed. Just grab a piece, with a fresh cup of milk, a cup of tea, with fresh fruit, and simply contemplate with every bite.
Here is what this recipe is all about. The freshest 4 ingredients we may find making sure we mix them very well. I’m sure this recipe won’t be easily deleted from our memory, not only because of the simplicity of it, but because once you eat this pound cake, it will be indelible in our palates and in our memory.
Try it at home. Grab your little ones and get them to measure the ingredients for you. Same exact amount for each of them.
If you still can’t remember this recipe, trust me, involve your young ones, they will, indeed, remember it for you.
Enjoy every piece of it with them!
- 4 eggs
- 250 gr sugar
- 250 gr butter
- 250 gr flour
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- In a medium size bowl beat the eggs. Add the sugar. Mix thoroughly as you add each ingredient. Melt butter in microwave (about 50 sec). Add butter and mix well. Add flour and baking powers and continue to mix.
- Add batter to a slighted buttered rectangular mold, bake at 180 ° C (350 ° F) for about 25 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!