Friday, October 30, 2009

Foodie Friday

Today Is Foodie Friday! This week, I will share one of my family recipes. This recipe brings back so many memories from my childhood! My Paternal Grandmother "Grandma White" was always in the kitchen and wearing an apron. Having a BIG family ( 7 children- 6 boys, 1 girl ), I think she lived in the kitchen! I remember her cooking a BIG breakfast, cleaning up from breakfast and cooking a BIG lunch, cleaning up after lunch and then cooking a BIG dinner-daily! Two platters full of home made biscuits filled the table at every meal and there were never any left over. Fried chicken, cooked in a cast iron pan, was another usual on the table. And, when the Grandchildren wanted something sweet (she had 49 of us), she would make Tea Cakes for us. Unfortunately, Grandma White is no longer with us but, her recipes are. So, I wanted to share her Tea Cake recipe with you.

Grandma White's Tea Cakes:
(makes 6 to7 dozen)

* 4 cups All Purpose Flour
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 2 sticks of unsalted butter,softened
* 2 eggs
* 2 cups sugar & a litle more for dusting the tops
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 1 tsp. vanilla

1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Shape into a ball, cover with plastic & refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5. Flour your counter & roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
6. Cut into 3" squares using a knife or a pizza cutter & place on a slightly greased shett pan.
7. Dust with more sugat and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown and the center is set.


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