Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
Does anyone have a recipe for those Old Fashioned Tea Cakes ?
As a child I remember those wonderful aromas coming from my Grandmothers kitchen. She was a great cook and made Teacakes that were so delicious . Sadly Granny passed away when I was in my early teens and I never got the chance to learn from her.
I have over the years tried to find a recipe to bake those Teacakes like she made but they never are close.
Any Southener know about Teacakes....LOL...and maybe some Northener's too !
Sorry Francie I do not know, I wish I did as my 8 yr old and I like to have fancy tea parties (just the 2 of us) and we get out the fine china tea pot, and cups and saucers and our very best tea bags. Tea Cakes would just compliment and complete our parties!!! Maybe MamaM can help us out she is a wonderful source of recipes for everything...HELP MAMAM..... S.O.S. TEA CAKE RECIPE NEEDED!!!
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
3/4 cup milk
preheat oven to 400 . grease a baking sheet. combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. cut butter or shortening in until mixture has a fine crumb texture. stir in milk with a fork to make a soft dough. knead 8 to 10 times, and then roll out to a thickness of about 1/4inch. cut into rounds with a cookie or biscuit cutter. place on cookie sheet, and allow to rest for a few minutes. bake for 12 to 15 minutes. serve warm.
1 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. buttermilk
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp. flavoring
2 c. self-rising flour, sifted
Thoroughly cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and
vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in buttermilk and
blend flour into creamed mixture. Mix well. Work to soft
dough. On lightly floured surface, roll out thinly and cut as
desired. Place on greased cookie sheet, 1 to 2-inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden
Note: Dough may be chilled until ready for use. In
fact, chilling for at least an hour makes it easier to roll out
the dough without using unnecessary flour.
Like I said 100 times and will say 100 times more Mama you're the best!!!
1-1/2 c. butter
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites, beaten
several T. slivered almonds (optional)
Beat butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating
until it is well blended. Add egg yolks and beat a few minutes
longer. Work in flour gradually. Add vanilla extract. Refrigerate
for a couple of hours. Roll out dough between waxed paper to a
thickness of 1/4 inch. With floured cookie cutters, cut out cookies
from the dough. Place them on greased baking sheets. Brush with
tops with beaten egg whites. If desired, sprinkle the tops with
slivered almonds. Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes; then reduce
the heat and bake 2 minutes longer, or until th cookies are golden
Thank you dear - and the one in the middle is a down south recipe handed down from a family member -
Thanks MamaM...I'll try those and see if they come out the way I remember.
Francie is that you in your new Avatar? It's a great shot!
lol...no Cathy...that's my Baby...17 yr old daughter Jess. She is a Senior in High School this year and the empty nest Syndrome is tugging at me already! Time flies.