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MARCH 4TH, 2013 – NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY – NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY

3 Mar

NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY

National Pound Cake Day is celebrated in the United States, annually, on March 4th.  Today pound cake lovers near and far can celebrate with a  piece (or two) of this  delicious rich delight.

The traditional recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger than most families can consume as it calls for a pound each of :   flour,   butter,   eggs  and  sugar.                                               Hence came the name, Pound Cake

In the United States, sour cream pound cake is a popular variation from the traditional pound cake recipe.  Vanilla or almond flavoring added to the recipe is another variation and some regions add dried fruits.

Turn on your ovens and bake up a traditional pound cake today.

Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)  –  1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2  to 1 tablespoon almond

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or  three bread loaf pan or bundt pan and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans and bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Enjoy

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NATIONAL POUND CAKE  DAY HISTORY

Our research on National Pound Cake Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, failed to find the creator or the origin of this day.

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NATIONAL HUG A   G.I.  DAY 

March 4th is National Hug A  G.I. Day.   Our research has lead us to the creator and information for this day.  We have included the link to the original page for you.   Have a wonderful day and HUG A  G.I. TODAY!!

http://adriennesiouxkoopersmith.blogspot.com/2013/02/hug-gi-day-1996-ask-style-celebrating.html

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Research:

http://www.theultimateholidaysite.com/holidays/2013-3/#!national-pound-cake-day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_cake

http://adriennesiouxkoopersmith.blogspot.com/2013/02/hug-gi-day-1996-ask-style-celebrating.html

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