Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Old Family Recipes for Tea Cakes

Below is the Burgess recipe for Tea Cakes that Marguerite uses and which Aunt Bessie used.

Burgess Family Southern Teacakes

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups plain flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

Melt shortening and butter together. Thoroughly mix all other ingredients with melted butter and shortening.
Scoop small spoons full of batter onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.

And then here's another one from the Grisham side of the family that Aunt Inez gave me. She got it from her mother, Grandma Laura Grisham.

Grandma Laura Grisham’s Tea Cakes

1 egg
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
21/3 cups plain flour

Mix all ingredients, roll out dough, and cut into 2½ inch cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


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