The last thing I needed was another cake pan. As I was straightening my closet yesterday I noticed a couple that have been waiting for over a year to be called into active duty. However, it’s not about “needing” another pan or tableware. Some people have a shoe fetish, for me it’s kitchen stuff. There is one pan that I’ve been salivating over for years and I finally bought it. It’s the Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan, and it’s beautiful. Cakes baked in this pan are so gorgeous on their own that hardly any adornment is necessary.
For it’s maiden baking voyage I wanted to keep it simple. I chose a sour cream pound cake recipe that’s been collecting dust longer than some of my pans. This pan is nonstick and made of cast aluminum, it definitely isn’t a lightweight. I was too chicken to test it’s nonstick features so I used my pan grease and it released beautifully.
I used a lime glaze that according to Gabrielle (surprise-surprise) has just the amount of flavor needed. There are a few nooks and crannies in the crust that I think can be eliminated with a thinner batter. Although, I’ve scouted out a few Heritage Pan recipes that use a traditional thick pound cake batter and their crust looks smooth as silk. The next time I will also cut down on the baking time to produce a lighter crust. My oven is going through menopause also and is prone to hot flashes.
I had made up my mind to use some of the pans that have been sitting for a while. Now that I’m smitten with my new favorite bundt pan the others may have to wait a bit longer. At least they won’t be lonely.