Tea Cakes: A Book Review Recipe

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ tsp. Soda
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla or Lemon
  • 1 cup Lard and Butter, mixed (Can substitute Butter or Shortening for Lard.)
  • Flour (sufficient to make a soft dough)

Cream butter and lard; add sugar and beaten eggs.  Into 1 cup flour, sift soda and baking powder; add to sugar mixture.  Add buttermilk and flavoring; add flour to make soft dough.  Turn onto floured board; knead until smooth.  Roll out ¼ inch thick.  Cut into any shape.  Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets in moderate over (350° F.) until brown and done, about 10 minutes.

                                                                                                                                           Ethel Rawlins

This recipe appeared in my review book, The Captain Takes a Wife, by Doris Durbin.  She stated this was an old family recipe from Union County, Georgia.

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