Cider-glazed pound cake, first coat

The lady of the house says, of a get-together we’re attending tomorrow: “we can bring salad or desert”.

Me, pretending to think about it: “how about… desert”?

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I’ve been compiling a list of things to try making (using Omnifocus, of course. There’s probably a blog post in that), and pound cake was on there. I read through some recipes online and in books (Ratio and How to Cook Everything). Primarily because Bittman wanted me to separate all of the egg yolks and Ruhlman didn’t, I followed the Ratio instructions.

The glaze is improvised– I threw together about a half cup of sugar, maybe a cup and a half of cider, and a few squirts of lemon juice, and boiled it until I got tired of doing that.

How does it taste? I won’t know until tomorrow night.

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