Pound cake with grease marks
Posted: 22 March 2013 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, Rose, Woogy and Steve

I’m attaching the photo as requested. Thanks.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yikes! If that is TCB recipe something is amiss.downer 
I have made it many times and it never looked like that. This looks too dense in addition to the mottling. My first guess would be a mixing problem related to having the ingredients at room temperature.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Vicki,

Welcome to the forum!

I agree with Gene. I’ve made this a number of times before and have tall loaves with beautiful crumb.  Here’s some pics: http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/3086/.

Are you using bleached cake flour?  Are you weighing all ingredints (except salt, leavening and vanilla)? 

Too much leavening could cause this problem, I would think.  Are you using measuring spoons or weighing your leavening?  It’s best to weigh most ingredients, but leavening and salt should be measured, unless you have a super-mondo scale. 

I hope you are able to solve your pound cake woes, because it’s a wonderful, wonderful cake!

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Posted: 22 March 2013 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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She’s been discussing the issue on the blog with Woody, who has already raised the issue of bleached cake flour. There has been no answer to that question yet.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I use unbleached with this recipe and I am happy with the results.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I use unbleached with this recipe and I am happy with the results.

Hi, Gene!

Unbleached cake or unbleached AP?  I’d love to a make a note in my RHC that this works.  Do you do everything else the same (leavening, mixing method, etc.)?

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Posted: 25 March 2013 01:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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To be specific, I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose. Kind of high in protein for cake but I have always felt a pound cake should have a bit more chew.

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Posted: 25 March 2013 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thanks, Gene!  That’s great to know.  I like a little chew to mine, also.

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