Hi folks! October is NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH, so what better time to introduce you all to the inspirational, baking-infused story of Georgia Gilmore? Georgia used her talents to start the Club from Nowhere, a tight-knit group of bakers and cooks who helped raise money for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read all about her story in Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which comes out November 6th!
Georgia Gilmore’s Homemade Pound Cake
1 pound butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
a little milk
2 cups flour
1.) With the help of an adult, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add the flour and blend together.
2.) Lightly grease a tube pan. Pour in the batter and bake for 1 hour.
3.) Turn it upside down-let it cool and then cut it. Thin slices or thick slices, however you want.
*Makes 15 servings, according to how thinly you slice it.