Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Momma's Tea Cakes

I never knew my Maternal Grandmother, she died when my Mother was a young woman, but I remember hearing my Mother talk about her. One of those stories was about her Tea Cakes. She would prepare these neat little morsels, during the day for my Mother and her sisters to have after school before supper!

Tea Cakes
1 stick butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbs buttermilk

Cream butter or margarine in a large mixer bowl, adding gradually, the 1 1/4 cups sugar and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and continue mixing for about two minutes.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt into mixture, adding buttermilk gradually. Drop by large rounded tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with plain or flavored sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.

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