Renee' Warnock Recipe

Original Family Recipe for Tea Cakes (from 1800's)

By Renee' Warnock BakingScents4u


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Renee''s Story

My great-great-great grandmother, Frances Howard Ezell (b.1828) and her children and grandchildren made tea cakes together each year at Christmas time. They would make bunches and bunches, put them in a pillow case and hang them up in the kitchen for Christmas treats.

In memory of my grandmother, Ruby Campbell Parnell.

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
butter
1 c
sugar
4
eggs
4 Tbsp
sour milk
1 tsp
baking soda
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time and stir after each one.
2
Dissolve baking soda in sour milk and add this to the mixture.
3
Add enough flour to make dough stiff enough to dump on floured board. Knead in more flour until you can roll the dough out and cut out tea cakes. Bake and cool.
4
Modern day instructions not included in original recipe: Place on cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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27 Comments

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Sep 25, 2012 - Bonnie Beck shared this recipe with discussion group: European cooking
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Bea L. BeachChic
Apr 11, 2012
Homemade sour Milk (Buttermilk) Click here for the sour milk recipe. I hope this helps.
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Carole Waters carolewaters
Apr 11, 2012
I am pretty sure they are mutually exchangeable Donna.
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Donna Rhodes LadyBama
Apr 11, 2012
About that sour milk...I know that if you do not have buttermilk on hand that you can substitute "sour milk". I was wondering...can you do vice-versa and substiture the sour milk with buttermilk?
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karen foster karenfoster01
Jan 22, 2012
Sorry, but this is probably a dumb question, but do you just leave the milk out overnight to make it sour?