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Sesame Pound Cake
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted and divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh fruit (optional)
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Combine milk, vanilla extract and lemon peel; set aside.
Reserving 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, combine remaining sesame seeds with flour, baking powder and salt.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture; mix well.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
Sprinkle with reserved sesame seeds.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with fruit if desired.
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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