In Twice a Bride, Miss Hattie drew her Cripple Creek friends into a celebration of new beginnings with her vanilla pound cake. Don’t forget her berry sauce.
Ingredients for Pound Cake:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions for Pound Cake:
Bake in a pie dish or loaf pan at 350℉ for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool enough to cut, add berry sauce and serve.
Ingredients for Berry Sauce:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 cups berries, one variety or mixed
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
Instructions for Berry Sauce:
In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a slow boil then boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Slice or dice any berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries can remain whole. Add berries to syrup, reduce heat and simmer another 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch or arrowroot powder with the water. Slowly add to syrup, bring to a boil and cook until thickened.
A cup of coffee goes perfectly with this berry rich dessert.