The previous “What’s in your Pantry?” series has primarily focused on convenience products like Martha White® Muffin Mixes. Keep these mixes readily available for a quick breakfast, after school snack or a last minute dessert. This month I thought it would be a good time to make some suggestions for the holiday scratch bakers.
The good news is that you probably already have everything you need for many of these recipes. Some require very few ingredients in addition to Martha White® Flour or Martha White® Corn Meal. Sugar and dairy products like butter and sour cream are usually a baker’s household staple. I am often amazed at how many delicious recipes can be made with minimal ingredients and a few others like vanilla extract, spices and some nuts.
Pound cakes are one of the best examples of a recipe that uses only a few ingredients. The pound cake name comes from the original recipe which was made with a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs and a pound of flour. The buttery sugar cookie recipe uses virtually the same ingredients as the original pound cake.
Pound cake recipes have been enhanced over the years and one of my husband’s favorites is a Brown Sugar Pound Cake. It’s made with brown sugar and features a caramel glaze, but you probably have everything you need. This is a great recipe to have on hand during the holidays because it stores well and serves at least 20.
Another favorite Martha White® recipe of mine is the “Go To” Southern Corn Meal Cookies. Simple and delicious! The dough makes wonderful little tart shells that you can fill with various types of fillings.