Monthly Recipe

POUND CAKE

2 sticks butter

2 ¾ cups sugar

12 egg yolks, room temperature

3 cups flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar together until the consistency of whipped cream. Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add buttermilk and flour mixture to batter alternately, stirring after each addition; stir in vanilla. Divide batter between two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Freezes great! Makes 8 slices per loaf.