Yummy pound cake...
Mis en place.
pinch the vanilla into the sugar.
"אֶת-חֲטָאַי, אֲנִי מַזְכִּיר הַיּוֹם." -"My sins do I recall today." - Genesis 41:9; All those times I measured the flour with out a scale... Here is my shtotty new scale. It was a gift from the missus (along with a scrape-a-bowl and a williams sonoma apron.) So far it was useful for measuring the flour. ;)
I wonder how this one compares to the beater blade. It's got this sort of curvy thing going on...
One of the nice things about using real vanilla bean is that you can see the specks of vanilla in the cake.
I could not find the vanilla cognac so I used Amaretto instead. It complemented nicely.