May-be I just love pound cake
When May comes around every year I take notice, I become a bit wide-eyed and gooey shooed. May always unfolds as a month of renewal, growth, possibilities and the hope that summer is on the way. I actually take a proverbial step back, look at my surrounding and do a visual scan...ridiculous as it sounds, these things inspire me...okay, let's see
blue skies, big fluffy clouds √
sun shining warmly on my face √
light breeze in the air √
sweet scent of flowers, trees & newly mowed lawns √
birds singing √
birds singing √
still light at 8:00 pm √
Really I would have to say that May is the darling of all the months. That's right, look upon her now, every morning brings a new stop-me-in-my-tracks-kind-of beauty-I'm starting to get the passion that warm weather evokes in me, I have a spring in my step [tee-hee] my energy knows no bonds [I'm down to only one nap a day] and I'm feeling free, lighter some how [no winter clothing?] What is it anyway that can cause such rapturous delight-it makes me want to close my eyes and completely relish in this moment, to be in this very moment in the fullest capacity. I allow my senses to be completely enveloped, indulged, delighted, embraced. I lay at her feet [if indeed May had feet].
Oh, my. (*I know*) May! So close your eyes...deep breath...exhale!
To celebrate May and all, I am going to share with you a secret pound cake recipe [okay, fine! it's not a secret it's from one of my favorite cook books, as you know...Bon Appétit, Y'all]. Every time I make this, I am asked for the recipe...I know, I mean I really do know, it's only a simple pound cake-yet it is the best pound cake EVER! Close-your-eyes-tilt-your-head-back-in-ecstasy-good! Yes, it really is that good-moist, buttery with a tease of vanilla bean and crispy, dark brown sugary edges that are irresistible. Plus, this recipe is sooo easy, such a breeze!
Meme's Pound Cake