Toasted teacakes


(Christopher Wise) #1

Has anyone a good recipe for good old fashioned teacakes, I made some from a recipe the other day, they were nice but didn’t seem quite right, here’s hoping , thanks Chris.


(Alison Mollett) #2

I have 2 recipes from an old BE-RO cookbook. Not tried these myself but everything else I’ve done from this book is yum.

Spiced buns
1lb S.R flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mixed spice
2oz lard
3oz sugar
3oz currants
2oz cut peel
1 egg (beaten, put aside 1 tbsp for tops)
1/2 pt water
Mix flour, salt & spice in a basin. Rub in the lard. Stir in sugar, currants, peel & make into a soft dough with the egg & water (egg 1st, add water til right consistency). Divide into 12 portions, make into buns & roll out slightly. Place on a greased baking sheet, make deep right angle cuts across the tops & brush with beaten egg. Bake in HOT oven (425-450F, Gas 6-7) about 15 mins.

Tea Loaf or Cakes
1lb S.R flour
1 tsp salt
2 oz lard
1 oz sugar
3oz currants
1oz chopped peel
1/2 pt milk
Mix flour & salt in a basin & rub in lard. Stir in sugar, currants & peel & make into dough with the milk. Divide into 2 equal portions, roll out & place in 2 well-greased 7" sandwich cake tins. Brush with milk & bake in moderately hot oven about 30 mins.

Hope 1 of these does you - do let me know if u try them & if so how u get on. If these still aren’t right let me know & I’ll dig out some more teacake recipes!


(Malcolm Cooper) #3

I sell really good tea cakes frozen at Coopers in Argeles I got them in on trial a couple of weeks ago and customers have returned after trying them and bought again so I’m sold out right now but more arrive on Feb 18th.