This is a long way to get to Mamma's Dutch Pound Cake (but not nearly as long as the 900-page novel). This is a wonderful pound cake, made using a nontraditional method, but is quick, easy and delicious.
Begin by mixing the flour, butter and sugar "like pie dough" which means cutting cold butter into the dry ingredients. Using a food processor makes fast work of this task. Beat the egg and add in the dry ingredients.
I made half the recipe and, following the instructions on the card, baked it in a "nut loaf pan." Being lazy, and not wanting to create another dirty dish, I lined the pan with parchment paper. Alternately, grease and flour the pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes. (The DH helped himself to a slice before I could take a photo of the entire cake.)
Below is the recipe card (and below that is the method I used).
Mamma's Dutch Pound Cake
Preheat oven to 350F
Prepare a loaf pan (line with parchment or grease and flour)
2 c. flour
1/2 c. butter (one stick)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 t. baking powder
1/2 to 1 t. almond flavoring
1 t. salt
Cut cold butter into flour and sugar.
Beat the eggs and add the dry ingredients. Mix.
Add the milk and flavoring (I used vanilla because I didn't have almond).
Bake about 50 minutes
I made a confectioners sugar icing (just mix some confectioners sugar with a liquid -- milk or lemon juice and spoon it on) to fancy it up a bit.