1/2 lb. butter
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and sugar very well. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition. Add extract then beat in salt and flour. Butter and Flour loaf pan. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. May dust with powdered sugar or serve with sliced fruit and fruit syrup.
Double recipe for full pound cake and bake in bundt pan for 1 hour 15 minutes.
The Old English Pound Cake had 1 lb of each butter, sugar, eggs and flour plus a bit of salt, and vanilla or lemon for flavoring