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04 April 2011


Cherie Wilson

Oh my, I am going to deviate from cake. so sorry..........but I have to share this as it came to mind from my late great friend Sharon....a southern girl.
Garlic Cheese Grits. Takes 3 lovely eggs!

6 cups water
2tsps salt 1 1/2 Cups Grits
1/2 Cup butter, cut into pieces
3 eggs, beaten
1 Pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 to 3 cloves Garlic. I say three!
Cayenne to taste. (or leave out is fine)

Stir grits gradually, into (6 Cups above)rapidly boiling water. When liquid is absorbed, add Eggs, Cheese, garlic and Cayenne. Mix gently and then pour it into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 1 Hour and 20 minutes.Serves 8.enjoy!

amy in Texas

So wish I lived closer because I'd love to take some fresh eggs of your hands. And enjoy your pound cake!

Susan Beth

We get fresh, true free-range eggs from a friend of mine a couple of draws over. I hope hope hope to get chickens going in my own yard this late spring. But I'm afraid my dog might not be nice to them if we don't have a fence. What are your thoughts on that issue?

Oh, and I put a recipe on my blog for a cake - not a high egg count, but a great cake!

Jan Knapp

This is my standby pound cake recipe - never fails. I got it from my mother and I am not sure where she got it from. It was my dad's favorite. Moist and delicious.

1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon soda
3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
6 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix sugar, yolks, and shortening. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture. Bake in tube pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour, then at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.


Put some ground espresso in that pound cake...delicious! I think I found the original recipe in a Southern Living magazine.


When it comes to pound cakes, my favorite recipe is the one below.
It is the best ever and very popular at bake sales.


Katsui Jewelry

And you work so hard that you are able to eat these wonderful goodies! You were one of my teachers two years ago at Silver Bella. I just loved your class! I was new and you made us all feel so calm and comfortable!

patti sj

Your pound cakes are almost to pretty to eat!


I discovered King Arthur a few years ago ~ love their products and recipes! One of my favorite products is their cinnamon chips. I can't find them anywhere but King Arthur. Love, love, love them. My favorite pound cake recipe is the King Arthur one, too. Happy Baking!


Bread look YUMMY!!!
Will you be going to TCC this year? I have not made up my mind yet. So hard to get away when I have 5 little ones that I need to impose onto someone else.


You are so right about the eggs. We had free range chickens of our own for years and there is nothing like them. We have since moved and cannot have them anymore, but I still buy fresh whenever I can. My absolute favorite cake recipe is one my Great Grandmother (whom I was named after) made. It is for Coconut Pound Cake.
1c butter
1/2c shortening
3c sugar
5 eggs
1c milk
1TB coconut extract
3c flour
1/2tsp baking powder
Grease pan (I always use a bundt), put into a cold oven at 325 for 1 1/2 hours and do not open door.
When finished, wrap in towel until cool.

It is so moist and even better with fresh strawberries on top!


Oh, I bet almond and orange is just divine!
I think I'll be baking this weekend!


I am REALLY looking forward to trying your recipe-thanks for the inspiration, Pound Cake has ALWAYS intimidated me~

tea time and roses

Beautiful Rebecca! I can imagine just how yummy these are!!:o) Happy week to you!

Thanks for the lovely recipe.:o)



Sue TR

Hi Rebecca!
We can get farm fresh eggs from our meat co-op in VT and boy is there a huge difference!! I'd love to be able to get the eggs without committing to the meat every 6 mos!

My fav. pound cake recipe is the King Arthur one!! I have had great success with all their recipes. Don't be intimidated by pound cake, it's actually one of the easier cakes to do!!


Hi Rebecca,
How did you know my husband just remarked "Why haven't you made pound cake lately?" The timing of your post is a bit uncanny :) Will try the recipe you recommended...as well as some of the others shared in the replies above (thank you ♥). Unfortunately, we do not have any chickens roaming our backyard but luckily my husband has a customer who comes in his store that does!
Thank you for posting the Local Harvest link...want to share a couple other favorites...http://www.eatwild.com/ and http://www.eatwellguide.org
Once again thank you for a lovely post ♥


Duck eggs are wonderful as well!!! Our ducks lay every single day of the year so we always have fresh eggs. The chickens are a bit spotty and they get broody-we love them anyway as they really are pets at our house (the eggs are a bonus) and they are roam where ever they desire.


my favorite cake recipe is a caramel cream cake...(very similar to an italian cream, but with caramel in between the cake layers) it is delicious. (it was one of the variations on a southern living annual Christmas "white cake" a few years ago. it's my go-to cake for special occasions...like Christmas eve and my mom's birthday!


oops! here's the link for the recipe!



I never tried freezing any of my breads before. The thought never occurred to me! I can't wait to bakke a couple of quick bread now and freeze one for another day. Thanks!


Try baking flan -it takes about 12 eggs ;)


I emailed you my favourite recipe - it's long! You are an inspiration as always...


I have always dreamt of having my own henhouse. I have a drawin on my table right now, it will be integrated with a green house. In the winter I can see them in the greenhouse warming themselv in the winter sun picking in the dirt and give the soil instant fertilization. /Therese

Jenny and Jimbob

Yum yum yum. Pound cake is the best... This recipe looks delish!


Rebecca, i love how fresh it is to visit here.
The egg scenario? i miss working w/ a hygienist who used to bring us her eggs from the farm she has ~here in Northern California... and they truly stood up in the pan at attention like no other. Fresh as could be.
I enjoy a pound cake w/ a real meyer lemon zest...mmmm.Plus a tiny bit of marscapone on the side.Good to know they freeze well!For you especially w/ the harshness of Winter.How is your neighborhood art venue doing? :)Thanks again & happy Spring- c

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