Some recipes are just better knowing where they came from… and sometimes they even give us a sense of where we come from, too. This is one of those recipes, which I found in one of my grandmother’s cookbooks. I’ve mentioned these cookbooks before – from the lovely ladies of the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club in St. Pete Beach, Florida. While this recipe is not once of my grandmother’s, it is one that I make occasionally with fond memories of the Woman’s Club and the special women that meant so much to my Gram.
Orange Pound Cake
1 stick, plus 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
While the cake bakes, combine the sugar and juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the glaze by half.
Serve with a bit of chocolate sauce, or whipped cream for a really special treat.