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Real tea cake recipe
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »
 OK ya'll. these are delicious in my opinion and super easy !! I used oil as called for and no butter. Easy, easy,easy. I might make them on parchment paper next time and trim away the fragments of dough since it was so soft ( a little short on flour this rainy day).  They rose a lot because of the sr flour and so I was pleased because that 's what I was looking for. A big glass of cold milk and the lemon flavoring reminded me of the  original Jack's cookies out of the old display jars  which went into a little paper bag at the old country store - on my  daily trips there as a child . ..https://www.southernkissed.com/old-fashioned-tea-cakes/    judy

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »
Judy----I absolutely love teacakes.Will try this----thanks!

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 08:10:54 AM »
Thank you Rabbitproof. :)  I love them too much .haha :)  judy

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:32:48 AM »
hi judy

i have never had a tea cake.  i am gonna try these!  my hub loves sugar cookies, so he should love these.

i don't have any lemon extract.  do they have to be lemon?  any suggestion on how to flavor them without lemon?
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:19 PM »
Thanks Woodchip for Sharing, I saved it and will give it a go soon, we got to cut Grass this evening or we would have the Oven fired up now

when it gets closer to Christmas I will share My Fruit Cake Cookie Recipe with U All, I had shared it on the Old site, a lot of good recipe went away when it went down
 
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 02:04:51 PM »
hi judy

i have never had a tea cake.  i am gonna try these!  my hub loves sugar cookies, so he should love these.

i don't have any lemon extract.  do they have to be lemon?  any suggestion on how to flavor them without lemon?
  Hi Woodchip.  I think the lemon extract makes the cookies taste like  the original Jacks cookies. Without it, it would probably be more  like a sugar cookie. It has vanilla ext  Maybe add  sprinkled sugar  to tops, :)   judy

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 05:48:52 PM »
Judy these sound yummy. Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe.
 I will give them a try.
Since I do not have lemon extract  when I make them I  will use lemon or Lime zest
 I always have both of them in the house.
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 09:01:10 PM »
I hope you like them as much as I do/did. haha !  I would like to add that i made them a little thick  . :) :) :) :)    judy

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 10:11:12 PM »
hi judy

i found some lemon juice in the back of the fridge.  think that would work instead of the extract? 
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 10:52:27 PM »
Judy,
If you wanted to substitute a flavor for lemon I would suggest Almond extract/flavoring. Almond flavoring makes a delightful pound cake.  Lemon peel is what gives the lemon flavor and not so much the juice. I knew an elder lady who was noted to have high tea and serve a thinly sliced "tea cake" that she made with lemon juice. We ( I was a teenager) use to delight in going over to her high tea and watch the unknowing eat her cake with tea. We referred to it as "lock jaw cake." Once you took a bite you did not want to swallow it and you certainly could not spit it out at high tea with everyone watching you....your jaws just locked up!
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 04:51:07 AM »
haha.  i will take that as a 'no' then dg.  lol.  thanks for the warning that lemon juice is a no-no.

i will have to have hub stop at the store for a lemon. 

thanks!  i am excited to try these!
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 05:25:17 AM »
I remember an elderly relative who accidentally used Lemon Joy instead of lemon juice in her pound cake----we almost choked to death. We went in to her kitchen and there the big bottle of Lemon Joy was found in her fridge----poor soul saw the word Lemon on it and had gotten confused. We never said a word and went out and bought her a different type dish detergent!!

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 08:52:31 AM »
haha.  i will take that as a 'no' then dg.  lol.  thanks for the warning that lemon juice is a no-no.

i will have to have hub stop at the store for a lemon. 

thanks!  i am excited to try these!

 I would just get a little bottle of lemon extract  which is sold next to the vanilla extract. It is different than lemons or  juice. .  Put the lid on tight and it will last a long time and not evaporate.  We've had a little  bottle for years. :)  You could probably use the  yellow zest  of a real lemon scraped extremely fine preferably with a zester .   :)
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2017, 12:39:50 PM »
Bordercollie >< I am sorry about thinking it was woodchip that shared the recipe for the Tea cookies, Thank U for Sharing this recipe, I plan to pick up what I need to make them this afternoon when I go to town

I can remember as a young boy passing by Jack's Cookies, it smelled so good, one could go into any Grocery store and there would be a big container with those big Jacks Cookies, seems like they were a nickel a peace, that was a long time ago

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 04:42:39 PM »
I was considering making them this evening and was considering using 1/2 oil  and 1/2 melted oil mixed with the oil. Also 1/2 with lemon extract and 1/2 made with almond extract. I will follow-up with what I do and the outcome.
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 04:58:50 PM »
i am looking forward to hearing how they turn out!
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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 09:50:37 PM »
Well, I just had one with a glass of milk  before I go to bed.. I only have 2 left boo hoo !   haha oh well, I know how to fix that ! .  I'm also looking forward to the  results of the experiment Daniel .  Not a problem LakeRat :)   I appreciate your memories of the cookie too, I couldn't remember what they cost.. :) Good Luck everyone.  I like mine thick - almost as thick as my little finger but go with what you  prefer.     :)  judy

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Re: Real tea cake recipe
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2017, 11:35:10 AM »
thank you judy, the word tea cake brings back a special memory from my youth. Grandma made tea cakes, not just a few at the time, but several large dishpans full. She cooked on a wood stove & I suppose once the oven got just right she cooked enough to last awhile. I have no idea her recipe but they were plenty good. My cousins & I would get a handful at a time.

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 12:36:03 PM »
I made the dough including vanilla and used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 melted butter. After mixing the dough I divided the cookie dough into two bowls and added 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract to one bowl and 3/4 teaspoon almond extract in the other and mixed each to incorporate the flavoring. Both made very nice cookies with good texture. They were a bit lacking in flavoring. If I were making it  again I would double the flavoring. There are several reasons the flavoring may have been lacking. I changed the recipe and also used Rapadura sugar and 1/2  butter. The most likely is dividing the dough then adding the flavoring. The recipe called for 4 to 5 cups flour and I used 4.5 cups the more than 4 cups may require more flavoring. Next time I will add more vanilla and other flavoring. I tend to be more partial to almond flavor than lemon so I will use the almond extract.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2017, 11:11:02 PM »
A brief update to my prior post. I left them on the counter to cool last evening (made them about 1 am this morning) and this morning they had a very pleasant tea cake texture and had a bit of the Rappadura sugar flavor, which is a faint molasses taste. I still think I will add more extract next time. I think it might be helpful if we do like Southern Living often does and list the brand of certain ingredients. I used White Lilly self rising flour, Spice Supreme pure lemon extract, Black Bay pure vanilla extract and Frontier organic almond extract. I enjoyed a couple with coffee while fixing breakfast.
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