I’ve Been Pounded!

This time, I can’t even blame the appliances. Just my choice, perhaps, of recipe… or utensil.

Brent’s mom, Jeannine, had bravely invited all the Johnson clan to her house for a mini-reunion.

“What can I bring?” I asked, innocently.

“Your barbecue beans. And a pound cake. And could you make another dessert?”

“Suuuuuure,” I said. Never made a pound cake before, but how hard can it be?

I found a few thousand recipes online, and chose one with lots of comments like “foolproof,” “easy and delicious,” and “can’t go wrong!”

I rummaged my Mom’s old Bundt pan from the cabinet, hosed it down with cooking spray, and dusted it with flour.

Several minutes and half a dozen eggs later, I was ready to pour batter into a 10-inch tube pan. Hm. I’m sure this pan will be fine…

Into the oven, set the timer for an hour-plus, and go about my business.

Cool for ten minutes in pan, then remove and cool completely on wire rack.

To be safe, I used a narrow silicon spatula to loosen the cake from the sides of the pan.


4th and long… I’d better Bundt

At least the pumpkin-chocolate chip cookies turned out well.

Oh, and lookie what I later found in the box that the Bundt pan had come in. Teflon, apparently, was the latest thing… when the pan was new and I was in, like, first grade.

It won’t happen again, though. I’ve purged the pound cake recipe from my files.

Next time: Oreos.

Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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6 Responses to I’ve Been Pounded!

  1. You do have fun in the kitchen!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dtills says:

    Don’t give up! I make pound cake in loaf pans, super easy. It really is worth the time 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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