One of the gifts I received for Christmas was Ina Garten's latest cookbook (thanks sis!)
I made the Honey Vanilla Pound Cake. This is the first time I have baked something from scratch here and I have some questions.
I couldn't find cake flour. I read online that you subtract a tablespoon from each cup of all-purpose flour and add some cornstarch but I couldn't find any cornstarch. While the cake was good, it was a little too dense. Maybe Castroni's sells cake flour?
Also in converting the temperature (350) to Celsius (180) I wonder if the oven was too hot. My cake browned quickly on top and was not baked all the way through. I had to leave it in longer.
Last but not least, the recipe called for 4 extra-large eggs but I could only find large. In the future should I used 5 large eggs?