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Aunt Ida's pound cake 
olive oil version

makes 1 tube pan, 2 large loaf pans or 3 smaller loaf pans

1 cup (250ml) high quality, extra virgin olive oil [like OdD Sicilian olio laStoria]

3 cups (600g) sugar
seeds from 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise and scraped with the back of a knife

3 cups flour (450g)                    

9 eggs


Oil and flour the baking pans, and line with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of the pan.
In an electric mixer, mix olive oil, sugar and vanilla until well combined.

Add the eggs 3 at a time with 1 cup of flour until they are all used, mixing well after each addition.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake at about 325F/175C for 60-65 minutes (80 minutes for the tube pan). Cool in pan. 

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