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Pound Cake

1 lb (450 g) butter
1 lb (450 g, 2 cups) sugar
10 eggs, separated
1 lb (450 g, 4 cups) flour
1/2 tsp (2 ml) mace
2 Tbs (30 ml) brandy (optional)

Cream the butter and the sugar together. Add the egg yolks and beat
well. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and dry and fold into
the butter mixture. Add the flour, mace, and optional brandy and beat
vigorously for 5 minutes. Pour into a deep cake pan or loaf pan and
bake in a preheated 325F (160C) oven for 60 to 75 minutes, until a
toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 1 cake.