Next week is Easter so that means this week I start baking and freezing. There aren't going to be that many of us, just 9 adults and 6 little ones, so I don't have to make enough to feed the French army. Usually I think I have to do that and by the size of the ham I ordered, you'd think I AM feeding an army.
I decided to go to my "go to" dessert. Cream cheese pound cake from The Convent Cookbook. It's a very obscure little cookbook I bought over 20 years ago and I "go to" it for this recipe. It's the reason I bought the book. Now, I know there are dozens of cream cheese pound cake recipes out there but I've only ever made this one. It freezes like a dream so I can make it way ahead of any upcoming event.
I was on a roll. Got it in the oven, started to smell it cooking and then got that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. Suddenly I knew I forgot HALF of the butter! This recipe calls for 1/2 cup margarine and a whole cup of butter....two sticks. Dread. I knew I blew it. So I peeked.
Pleasantly surprised. It was rising nicely. Had good color. Hope floats.
Then, on a real dare, I decided to make biscuits. Just finished reading Martha's newest issue and saw Scott Peacock had a recipe for buttermilk biscuits. I ripped out the pages and set them aside. With a whole week to get it right what could go wrong?
The freezer is smiling right now.