Delicious food pairing ideas for your Libra Chardonnay

 

Naturally a Libra will want to share this dessert with their lover de jour.  As the sign of partnership, you better bust out two forks and a couple of glasses.  This Alexander Valley Chardonnay pairs well with the zesty lemon slivers and ripe strawberries, and will also complement the butter flavors in the pound cake nicely.  

Chardonnay is the world’s most popular wine and everyone loves a charming Libra. The Scales seek balance, harmony, and beauty in their life.  So show them a little bit of beauty with a delicious dessert.

Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients:

Cooking spray

3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened $

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons lemon extract

3 large eggs $

1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided

1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream $

1 cup powdered sugar

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray, and dust with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Beat the butter in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the granulated sugar and lemon extract, beating until well-blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add grated lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice; beat 30 seconds. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beating at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Combine 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over top of cake.

 

Photo by Natalia Robert. Food Styling by Betsy Haley.