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Bay Laurel Pound Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Skyler Crouch

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon butter, sliced; at room temperature
8 - 10 small to medium sized bay laurel leaves, fresh or dried
1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
½ cup crème fraiche (or sour cream)
Powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
1. Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a small saucepan. Take the pan off the heat and add 3 bay leaves. Let steep 1 hour; remove bay leaves and discard.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a standard loaf pan with some butter; dust the pan evenly with flour and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper (easiest way to do this is to place the pan on the paper and trace all around the bottom edge with a pencil; use scissors to cut it out).

3. Dab one side of the remaining bay leaves in a bit of butter and lay them evenly along the bottom of the loaf pan, buttered side down.

4. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.

5. Combine the eggs, crème fraiche, and melted butter in a medium bowl; gently stir into the flour mixture just until the batter is smooth, without over-mixing.

6. Scrape batter into the pan carefully over the bay leaves. Put the remaining butter in a small ziptop bag and snip off one corner. Pipe the butter in a line down the center of the batter; bake 45 – 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

7. Remove from the oven and cool 10 minutes; run a knife around the edge of the pan, then turn the cake out onto a rack to cool completely. Dust top with powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 loaf
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 min

 

 

 

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