English Teacakes (Zwt3)

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Acerast

Teacakes full of currants. This is from "The Good Housekeeping International Cookbook Official World's Fair Edition". The dough must be chilled for easier handling so plan accordingly. You might prepare your dough in the morning, refrigerate, and bake fresh teacakes before afternoon tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter, 3/4 cup sugar and egg.
  3. Add milk, citron, currants and flour mixture; mix well.
  4. Refrigerate dough for easier handling (at least 1 hour).
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  6. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts.
  7. Dip tops in egg white and then sugar.
  8. Place, sugared side up, 2-inches apart on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  10. Cool, then store, tightly covered.

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