|Yorkshire Toasted Tea Cakes|
I've turned to something of a favourite of cookbooks of mine The Dairy Book of Home Cookery. I've made a number of recipes from this cook book including Cherry Cupcakes and Hot Cross Buns and now I have discovered another Yorkshire Tea Cakes. Tea cakes are a favourite of mine, particularly if I am out and about and want something other than cake with a cuppa.
Yorkshire Tea Cakes Recipe
450g strong plain flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp dried yeast
25g cater sugar, plus 1 tsp
300-350ml milk (lukewarm)
extra milk for brushing
makes 6 tea cakes
- Sift flour and salt into bowl and rub in the butter.
- Add sugar and currants, mix lightly.
- Dissolve 1 tsp sugar into lukewarm milk and sprinkle yeast on top.
- Leave for 10 minutes in a warm place until frothy.
- Add all at once to the dry ingredients, mix to a firm dough. Add extra flour if needed, until dough leaves sides of bowl clean.
- Turn out onto floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes the dough should feel elastic.
- Cover and leave to rise until double in size.
- Turn out onto floured surface, knead well. Divide into 6 equal sized pieces.
- Roll each one into a round cake 1cm (1/2 inch) thick.
- Transfer to greased baking sheet and brush tops with milk.
- Cover and leave to rise until almost double in size.
Cool on a wire rack.
I sneakily ate one of the tea cakes fresh from the oven with a little butter, they were light and fresh and perfect! They were still equally perfect a little later on when toasted with lashings of butter.
I am submitting this recipe as part of the Best of British Blogging Challenge over The Face of New World Appliances this months theme is Yorkshire which is most appropriately hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage. There were so many different great Yorkshire based recipes to choose from but in the end settled for Yorkshire Tea Cakes. Although I very much looking forward to seeing some of the lovely recipes other fellow bloggers bake.
I'm also posting this recipe for the August Alpha Bakes Challenge hosted by Ros at More than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes, with Ros being this months host. This months letter is T for Tea Cakes!