Last week I forgot to send a treat with Superman for his Friday morning meeting with his entire team. (I honestly don't know how that happened.) Since that oversight, I've been feeling terribly guilty...even more so when a co-worker of his emailed me and referred to the treats as "Friday Delight" and let me know how much they all look forward to these treats.
This week, I vowed to make it up to them by sending something truly amazing. The big question: what to make, what to make? I settled on this pound cake recipe that I told you about here, but I also decided we'd have to go the whole nine yards, so in addition to the pound cake (which is awesome alone - especially with morning coffee) I'm sending them Strawberry Coulis and Whipped Cream. I think/hope this will be enough to garner some forgiveness, but I know messing with a Friday morning ritual is a touchy thing.
This is the third time I've made the pound cake and I've learned a few things in doing so:
1) My bundt cake pan does not have a hole in the middle because it is a Pampered Chef stone. I've never had a problem cooking with it, but with this recipe, the center doesn't seem to be getting done in the bundt pan because the air can't circulate around and through the entire cake. Switching to a 10-inch tube pan (which I've always called an Angel Food Cake pan) solved the problem.
2) You definitely can't tell by looking at the outside if this cake is done...you need to do the toothpick test at various places on the cake.
3) It doesn't need Strawberry Coulis, but seriously, it is amazing with it.
4) This cake is awesome the next day.
So, what do you think? Do you think I'll be forgiven for missing last week? I hope Superman's team likes it, because I really tried to make it up to them.