English Hard Cake

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 tea cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F; Combine well the flour, baking powder, salt and walnuts --.
  • In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugar until completely combined; Add Egg Beaters to the creamed butter/sugar beating well; Add vanilla and stir to mix completely --.
  • Add dry mixture to this 'wet' mixture, combining well --The resulting mixture should be crumb-like --.
  • Shape the mixture into balls and arrange in a circle in a greased 9" cake pan (perhaps 6 balls, 5 around and one in the middle).
  • By arranging them in this fashion, you'll get an effect similar to scoring you see in scone recipes except this is achieved 'naturally' by the arrangement of the balls --.
  • At this time you can sprinkle it with the optional cinnamon sugar (trust me, it's better WITH the cinnamon sugar!).
  • Bake in preheated 350°F oven for approximately 50 minute (your time may vary).
  • Allow me to repeat, this will be hard upon completion and dryish -- it isn't intended to be a moist 'tea' cake (so don't be alarmed).
  • Serve warm or equally good at room temperature; don't forget to have it with strong hot tea (no herbals) for the FULL effect!
  • Suggestions: substitute pecans for the walnuts.
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