Everyday Mom's Meals: Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

It's the return of your favorite quiz game! For those new to EMM, this used to be a feature I did weekly on Facebook, and then weekly on the blog. I cut back to the last Tuesday of the month only, and this is the first in the new series. The rules are easy, the prize is cute....so why not give it a shot, and oh, tell all your friends!!!

Good Luck!!

Rules:

1. Leave a comment here w/ your answer, and email address. I have to have a way to find you!

2. If you have an extra minute, could you please become a follower of my blog through GFC? On the home page, left hand side--Google Friend Connect.

3. All correct answers will be entered and winner chosen by Random.org

4. One entry/person, please

5. This contest open to US RESIDENTS ONLY. (I'm sorry fans outside the US, If I was a rich woman I would send you each something nice!)

6. Contest Ends TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27 at Midnight, EST.

The Prize:


A cute cutting board from Le Gourmet Chef: Apple shaped for fall :)


The Question:

Where did pound cake get it's name?



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22 comments:

Jessica Martinez said...

because it called for a pound of each of four ingredients — flour, butter, eggs, and sugar

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shutterbug (Elaine) said...

Pound cakes were originally made with a pound of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.
Thanks for the trivia! =)
Elaine loves2stitch@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Because a pound of sugar, a pound of butter, a pound of eggs, and a pound of flour was used to make a pound cake.
cindi@azza.com

Anonymous said...

Poundcake got it's name because of the equal weight of it's ingredients (a pound of each) :)

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Paula said...

original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

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Jennifer C. said...

The name comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. No leaveners were used other than the air whipped into the batter. In the days when many people couldn't read, this simple convention made it simple to remember recipes.

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Anonymous said...

The name comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

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Carla said...

The cake was made with a pound of each of the ingredients (flour, butter, sugar & eggs) measured in English pounds. Interestingly 8 eggs = 1 lb. In England several kinds of dried fruits were also used. French style pound cake was 4quarters of the main ingredients with no fruit of any kind). Interesting to see all the cultural variations of this cake since some of the others introduce wine, chocolate or lemon juice, cream or sugar coating, and nuts.
Aunt Carla

Anonymous said...

Pound cake calls for one pound of each of the ingredients - flour, butter, sugar and eggs; hence the name. :)

Erin
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Kristina said...

original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

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M.j. said...
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M.j. said...

Pound Cake got its name from the ingredient amounts. Many of the original recipes called for a pound each of flour, sugar, butter and eggs hence the name “Pound Cake”. ...ciao4now64@yahoo.com.

Ellen Zames said...

This is fun!!

Pound cake got it's name because the recipe called for a lb of eggs, lb of sugar, lb of flour and a lb of butter.

YUM now I want some cake LOL

Ellen

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Amanda said...

The name comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

Anonymous said...

Pound cake got it's name from the fact the original pound cake contained one pound each of it's ingredents

Missie
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Alison said...

Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. The traditional recipe makes a cake much larger than most families can consume, and so the quantity is often changed to suit the size of the cake that is desired. As long as the ratio is preserved, the resulting cake will be identical to that using the traditional recipe. Hence, any cake made with a 1:1:1:1 ratio of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar is also called a pound cake, even if the quantity used is smaller or larger than an actual pound. ~ Wikipedia.

Alison
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Kimberley said...

Pound cake got its name by the way you make it, a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

Kimberley

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Anonymous said...

Apound of butter, flour sugar....

Anonymous said...

A ound of each of the major ingredients. Judy swaner martinez
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Anonymous said...

pound cakes were originally made with 1 lb each of the main ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter. sure hope I win the cutting board-but it is too cute to use-I would just hang it in the kitchen-Karen, onebarneyfife@comcast.net

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme said...

Pound cake gets its name from being equal ratio of 1 pound each butter, flour, egg and sugar.

Cindy B. said...

Pound get it's name from a pound each of butter, sugar, and eggs use to make the cake.
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