Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Let Them Eat Butter Cake (102/365)

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“Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?”

William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will. Act II. Scene III.

TIME:  4:24 PM
PLACE:  Kitchen
SUBJECT:  Breton butter cake

I was in a Suzy Homemaker mood this afternoon and decided to make a butter cake recipe from an old May 2002 Martha Stewart Living.  The recipe called for simple ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour and salt.  It was very dense and almost like a shortcake.  Martha topped hers with a spiked strawberry compote – but I just went with some fresh sliced strawberries sprinkled with brown sugar.  The kids were going to be eating it and frankly, I like to consume my alcohol directly from some sort of drinking apparatus.