Have you ever noticed that many times there is a recipe on the back of the packing of the food products we purchased? Well, if you haven’t, you should take a look as there is a whole world of recipes you are missing out on. For example, many cereals, pastas and baking items will have a recipe on the box (or bag) for some sort of meal, appetizer or dessert that can be made utilizing that product. Typically, I do not make these recipes as I like to play around with ingredients and attempt to make my own recipes up. However, this past weekend I decided to try out a recipe that was on the box of the light brown sugar I purchase. The brand I purchase is “DOMINO®”. I have been using this brand forever and figured why not give it a shot?
Ingredients Per The Back Of The DOMINO® Box:
- 1 cup packed DOMINO® Light Brown Sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Whipped Cream (Optional)
- Assorted Berries (Optional)
Directions Per The Back Of The DOMINO® Box:
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Grease and flour 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
- In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Add vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Gradually add sugar to mixture.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Bake one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from pan and turn out on rack to cool completely.
- Garnish with berries and whipped cream.
This was a very simple recipe to make. A beginner baker would be able to make this no problem. My opinion, however is that this recipe is very, very basic and lacking a lot of flavor. This recipe would make a fantastic base recipe to build upon. However, it’s not that great on its own. Over all, I found the texture of this pound cake to be very, very stiff and dry. The outer portion bakes up much quicker than the inside which creates an odd transition of textures from the outside to the inside. No let me say, it’s NOT terrible and NOT disgusting. I’m not running to the trash to spit this out. It’s just not delicious and it doesn’t have any sort of excitement going on where you would be asking for seconds. We did try putting some whipped cream on top and that did help a little bit by adding some moisture and flavor. Ultimately, as much as I absolutely LOVE this brand, this particular recipes is a huge miss!
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