Recipes for the busy studio artist

Recipes for the busy studio artist

Testing this out, creating a sort of "pinterest" page of recipes I like.

I am not a cook, but every so often I venture out of the studio to make something now and then.

I have an old handmade cookbook that I started when I was an undergraduate student. Remember those old black and white Square Deal Composition Books? I didn't think so. I still use this old thing (circa 1974) but realize this may not last forever so I am going to archive some of the best recipes here.

Tomorrow is my Dad's 94th birthday so I am going to make him the Poppy Seed Cake. Its been attributed to someone named "Melanie" but I have no memory as to who Melanie is, at least back in 1974. But I remember it being a kickass recipe.

Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

1/3 C. poppy seeds
1 C. buttermilk
4 egg whites (beaten stiff)
2 cubes butter
1 1/2 C sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 C sifted flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
4 egg yolks

Soak poppy seeds in buttermilk. Let it stand while you make the rest of this recipe.

Cream butter and sugar and vanilla. Add yolks.

Combine dry ingredients.

Alternately dry ingredients and milk/seed into butter/sugar/yolk mixture.

Fold in egg whites.

Pour half the batter into a buttered and floured bundt pan.

Sprinkle in a mixture of 1/3 C brown sugar and 1 t. cinnamon.

Pour rest of batter on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

let cool before removing from pan.