When making a pound cake, this is the usual order I use:
(1) Cream butter
(2) Add sugar and beat it in
(3) Gradually add eggs and beat them in
(4) Gently fold in flour, alternating with liquid (if there is liquid in the recipe)
I would like to try separating the egg yolks and whites. In what order should I then add the ingredients? Please include an answer for recipes with and without liquid.