Thursday, June 7, 2012

Week 23: Lemon Pound Cake Kabobs

Engineers like to eat. I have learned this in the past year that I've been working at UM. We have on engineer that comes over to the bullpen and asks, "Do you have any cookies?" This changes daily, or even hourly. Sometimes he wants candy. Sometimes he doesn't care and just wants some food. They'll eat anything.

I'm not saying that architects don't like to eat, but not like engineers do. 

We like to get together and have potlucks. We have a Thanksgiving potluck that was great. We had Christmas grazing day the day before our Christmas break. It's been a while since a holiday and a few days ago we heard about an impromptu potluck. I originally decided to make something healthy because most people make dessert, but I gave in to my sweet side and made a dessert. I tried to healthify it by putting fruit in it and on both sides.

Lemon Pound Cake
originally from Cooking with Directions

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 egg
low fat milk (filled to 1 cup line when mixed with egg)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lemon, zested and juiced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. 

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  

In another bowl, cream together butter, greek yogurt, and sugar. Break 1 egg into a measuring cup and then fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Add to butter mixture and beat well. Add vanilla, lemon zest and juice. Add dry mixture and mix well.
Pour batter into an 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

To assemble the kabobs:

Slice the cake into cubes. Slide a cube onto a round toothpick. Slide half a strawberry on one side and a raspberry on the other. Use whatever fruit you want really. Melt some white chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle it over the kabobs. I didn't measure it, just estimated it. 

Eat and enjoy. :)

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