Soul Food
Velma's Crispy Pound Cake
3 cups plain flour, sifted

3 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups shortening (e.g. Crisco)

9 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon or Almond flavoring

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sift flour before measuring. Combine 3 cups of sifted flour with measured sugar and sift again. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, eggs and flavoring of choice. Mix on medium speed for 15 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto plate.

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Submitted by Sherry  Volrath.  Published July 19, 2007.

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