Place the tea bags in a large bowl and add the boiling water. This all helped me stop the spreading. It really bumps up the flavor of these tea cakes without losing that authentic taste and texture making them downright addictive!

Make a large mug of strong tea, without milk.

I just think it will prevent dough scraps. Thanks I’m not sure where these things originated from.

Ok, that sounds kinda weird but you know what I’m talking about. Add vanilla and flour and mix well.

Crossing my fingers and hoping for a non-sticky dough.

THIS IS THE OLD FAASHIONED RECIPE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. These can all be added to the simmering mixture in step 4. Roll thin on floured board, cut with cookie or biscuit cutter. I’m talking about a real, deep south, old-fashioned, church potluck, make you wanna hum an old spiritual type tea cake? It’s so crazy how people have such different takes on such a simple recipe!


Have a wonderful week. These cookies are good . If you can restrain yourself, allow it to cool completely and ideally mature for a day or two before eating. This has been a big hit and also introducing the younger generations to a little of their history to them.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, then place into a lightly greased round cake tin and bake for 2 hours. Get Menu Ideas, Cooking Tips, Updates & More + Free Kitchen Helper Guide! Prity, Hi Tina Measure the flour into a large mixing bowl, and beat the eggs in a cup.

Soak the dried fruit for 2 hours in a mug of boiling hot tea, using 2 tea bags to give a strong taste. Choose the type of message you'd like to post, 2 hours to soak fruit, plus 2 hours cooking.

I then rolled mine into balls and pressed down just a bit. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. You must have heard of tea cakes – the simple sponge or fruit cakes that you enjoy with your evening tea, that you serve at your tea party. Place cookies on prepared pan about 2 inches apart. It’s been a long time since I’ve made old fashioned tea cakes so I was really excited to make him some, plus I’ve been getting so many emails about them. I am sure this would be loved by my taste buds.. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Love the look of it n gonna definitely make it today. The main request was for teacakes which I have never made but tasted a few times. If your dough is too sticky to handle then roll it in between parchment paper. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Likewise, if you are adding a lot of the above extras, you may want to add less dried fruit (closer to 300g than 500g). Tea cakes by Mama Reed are something I dearly love to bake. Check out  this Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie. Designed and Developed by PenciDesign, [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Tina Basu[/url], Oatmeal and Chocolate chip eggless cookies, Vitamin Infused Chocolate: A Trend Worthy to Follow.

They will continue baking as they are cooling on the cookie sheet. Add cold tea and mix in well.

My tea cakes are coming out too flat. ( I rolled the dough on parchment to prevent sticking), 1. Turn dough onto a smooth surface and knead until dough is soft. So start by boiling 2/3 rd cup milk over a pan and add 2 big tablespoons of tea or 5 tea bags. Level the top and get it in the oven ASAP. I’m not much of a tea drinker myself, but I bet you could experiment with lots of different tea flavors to change it up whenever you want. !THESE WERE JUST LIKE THE ONES I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS LITTLE!!! How to Make A Tea Cakes Recipe: Step By Step.

Get it? Follow her on Twitter @twinklingtina and Facebook Tina Basu, Your posts leaving me drooling! Sounds not so hard to make too. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. I am Tina, the voice, creator, stylist and photographer behind the blog. I say YES YES YES to nutmeg….and lemon zest….and vanilla bean!!!!! This tender little cake is soft and pillowy, with just a touch of sweetness.

The trick is to introduce the tea in it. And quite doable too. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.

, Hi Tina. I feel a bake on. Sometimes I’ll add in a drop of almond extract or a bit of rum extract. These tea cakes are perfect because they are not loaded down with sugar and super sweet taste as most cookies are. I don't have to tell you the results. If you are adding marmalade or treacle, you might consider cutting the brown sugar from 75g to 50g.

Over here I simplify traditional recipes so that no one is scared with the thought of cooking! for an event at my son's school.

Set aside.

Shall try it some time. The tea cake took very little time to make and called for ingredients already laying around the kitchens of our great grandparents.While they may look like cookies, they certainly don’t taste like them.
amount of flour for rolling.

If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and stir until blended.

I don't usually care for sugar cookies, but I volunteered to bake 6 doz. Shape into a disk and cover with plastic wrap.

Gosh, I’m clever! Turn on oven to 190 C / 170 C Fan / Gas 5. A very simple and comforting flavor. She has a major sweet tooth and is absolutely in love with desserts. I tried 2 different recipes, and this one was awesome! this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

Gotta love the South! They do need to be completely cooled before you ice them. (see note), Bake for 8-10 minutes until bottoms are lightly golden. Using the no-cooling method, it takes me 1 hour and 20 minutes including preparation and baking, which is pretty speedy for a fruit cake. My great grandmother was from LA (Lower Alabama) and I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully to recreate her famous tea cakes.

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I have used the CTC blend here in this Tea Infused Cake Recipe because when you want that strong flavor I don’t think the subtleness of Darjeeling tea will work out well. I really can't taste the nutmeg but the cookies are fantastic. Is there some help u could give me, may be yogurt or vinegar anything else??? Mix in lemon zest and vanilla bean paste. Ms. Lucy (a grandma figure) used to baby sit me and she made tea cakes that looked and tasted JUST LIKE these! This looks something totally different.. For the fruit and nuts, you will probably want at least a handful of each item in order to notice their presence.

I like the, Yep! If I tried this again, I would skip the lemon zest. And now the man up and tells me he’s never had a southern tea cake!!!!! Also, I added 3T of sour cream with the butter. That is because I wanted the Tea Infused Cake Recipe to scream tea – that’s it. Had so much fun making these with my kiddos!

Many thanks to the person who shared this wonderful recipe. Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. I am almost 50 years old and I've tried many tea cake recipes trying to recapture the taste and texture of Ms. Lucy's tea cakes. This recipe took me back to when I was a little girl growing up in Forrest City, Arkansas.

But the real question is: To add nutmeg or not to add nutmeg?? I could only wait about 5 minutes because I was so anxious to bake some.

You want to brew it strong using one and half times more loose tea than you normally would for a cup of tea. The trick is to introduce the tea in it. Tina, simply great! Information is not currently available for this nutrient. . Then ransack your kitchen for other delicious additions, if liked (see footnote for ideas). July 20, 2017 By divas can cook 65 Comments, “Classic, tender old-fashioned  tea cakes made with simple ingredients”. They come out perfectly every time!

Thanks This is the second time this month I’ve discovered a true Southern staple that he’d never had. Use your eyes and your trusty skewer!). Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

It is fairly simple tea cake which is made by creaming sugar, butter, eggs, and to it you add flour, salt, baking powder and cardamom powder. Honey, honey when I read the ingredients I knew this was "the" one I had been searching for. Loved the images, Tina. Line a large loaf tin. Do you have another recipe for them that would have ingredients from the mid 1900s?

I was afraid to try to knead this dough so I just put it in the fridge to chill. .

:). Bake the tea cake in a pre-heated oven for 45 minutes at 180C/350F or till the center of the cake is cooked when inserted with a tooth-pick. Love this blog! Then one day I decided to try again and that's when I hit "pay dirt" I ran across this one! I put my dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes. In a separate mixing bowl sift in flour, add baking powder and salt in it and mix well with a fork. Southern tea cakes made the old-fashioned way. This recipe for  Tea Cakes by Mama Reed was originally published in October of 2008. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles over top while still wet and allow to dry, about an hour, before stacking cookies.
I will try it at home and let you know how it turns out. A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. She had 11 children and not one child nor grandchild knew the recipe. I’ve never had to add any extra flour to this recipe. This was the first recipe I came across and tried it today, the cookies are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy inside with a perfect amount of nutmeg. In my own home!! When I saw your recipe I got so excited. One catch though is there a substitute for eggs? The trick is to introduce the tea in it. Remember when he told me he’d never had. Stir to make a very strong tea then add the mixed dried fruit and stir well, leave to soak until the liquid is cold. I’m really starting to feel some kind of way about him being a true Southerner.

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