Friday, May 24, 2013

Flour, Butter, Sugar, Egg

Magical words, aren't they? And look what they add up to....

From Sweden via Utah comes the recipe for these delicious Tea Cakes (recipe has been modified slightly - you can find the original here on Astri's blog, in the comment section). Tender and buttery, they're also very quick to make. Stir up a batch for breakfast or tea, and top according to your taste and imagination.

Not-Quite-Swedish Tea Cakes

1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
Nuts for topping (optional)

Mix wet ingredients together, then stir in sugar and flour. Spread in buttered pie pan, and top with nuts if desired. Bake at 375┬║ for 20-25 minutes or until done (may test with a toothpick). Cool slightly, cut into wedges, and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

Half a recipe, in the same size pan, bakes in 15-20 minutes.

Though these cakes are delicious plain, chopped or slivered nuts add a touch of richness and crunch. (We like walnuts.)

For extra decadence, here are some other topping ideas:
  • Sprinkle with pearl sugar, raw sugar, or spices before baking
  • Dust with powdered sugar after baking
  • Sprinkle hot cakes with chocolate chips; let chips soften for a few minutes, then swirl
  • Spread with jam
  • Drizzle with icing
  • Top with fruit
Today I used walnuts and powdered sugar and chocolate chips ... purely for demonstration purposes, you understand.

Many thanks to Astri and her friend Mona for sharing the recipe.

Tea time!

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  1. I will definitely give this a try sometime next week. My grandmother made tea cakes, but I was too young to appreciate them. Think I will look up her recipe, too. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Nutella spread on top should be good, too.

  3. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious, thanks so much for sharing, I will be giving this a try very soon!

  4. This looks wickedly delicious! I'll save this to try when we have guests, who can help me eat them. Otherwise I would eat them all myself.

  5. Sitting here with a cuppa, wish I hadn't seen that scrummy tea cake I've got the munchies.......:)

  6. Simply delicious sounding recipe..and more than shouting about yumminess pictures! thanks for sharing, Mrs. Micawber!

  7. I put on a pound just reading your blog today.

  8. Hello Sue, Yes they look very very delicious.. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family a Lovely Holiday weekend. Hugs Judy

  9. M-m-m! It's the simple things that are often the best! Thanks for sharing the recipe Sue (and Astri).

    PS - I like your new header. I don't see "Name/URL" (which was quick to use) as a choice any longer in the Comment as: portion of this section. Always something new!

  10. Oy. You're killing me here. How about chocolate on top AND Peanut butter? I'm just sayin' ... :)

  11. Oooh how delicious, those calories are joining my hips just by looking at your delicious pics! Thanks for sharing via Astri's blog x Happy eating and cups of tea x Penny

  12. I simply must make them. THe fact that they have melted butter appeals to me. If I get off work today, Im making them!

  13. It looks totally yummy, without the sugar for me of course.l

  14. MMmmmmmmm it looks heavenly! I had never heard from tea cakes, but I will definately give it a try!
    Thanks for the recipe

  15. Enjoy being able to eat that.

    Here, can't have flour. Or butter. Or chocolate.

    But hey, with this cold, I can't taste anyway!

  16. Looks yummy. And pretty easy to make. I have to try making this.

  17. Oh my goodness, Sue, you have taken these to a whole new level...and those photos are "cover-of-a-food-publication" worthy. Thank you so much for the link and the kind words. We've been out traveling and I am so happy to have checked-in just at the right time. I hope your weekend is full of tea cakes and happiness!

  18. Yum! Hmmmm I'll bring some tea and we can have a stitch and sip...and eat, too. :)

    Blessings always

  19. Yes a whole new level--I agree!

  20. They look nice. Nutella would do nicely on the top too. Will give them a try.

  21. Spectacular photos, Sue! The photos look good enough to eat!!! (Probably fewer calories, too. Ha ha ha!)

  22. Oh, yum. I could scarf down a few of those. They turned out beautifully.


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