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Yorkshire Tea Cakes

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 butter
40g currants
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.
Bake 200 degrees C for 20 minutes. You may need to cover in foil if they are browning too quickly.
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!
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  1. These look great especially when toasted and covered in butter! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

  2. These look great! They remind me of crumpets which I love to toast and eat with butter and syrup...

    1. Crumpets with syrup thats a new one to me, may have to give that a try :)

  3. Hello!
    I've nominated you for an award!

    1. Wow ! Thank you so much Evi I will be by shortly to collect ;) my award.

  4. I never thought of trying to make tea cakes but I think I have to give these a go! This is a great store cupboard recipe, I have everything I need already! : )

  5. Ohhhhh tea cakes. An ideal recipe for me to try once we reach autumn, toasted and spread with lots of butter. Yours look great.

    1. perfect for lunchtime and before you know it Autumn will be here - eek did I just wish away the Summer!

  6. This is REALLY weird Angela, I left a comment here as soon as you posted! I wanted to say thanks for entering Best of British and your tea cakes look amazing to...A GREAT Yorkshire entry and I have just added them to the round up! Karen

  7. I will be baking these Yorkshire Tea Cakes today as I bought all the ingredients especially - They are my favourite!!

  8. these are making my mouth water i love tea cakes so will give these a go x


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