SOUTHERN LOUISIANA TEA CAKES
Tea cakes are a semi-sweet bread that tastes and looks like a cross between a fluffy cookie and a flat biscuit. I have a little cousin, June that I made tea cakes for when she was a little girl. She is a grown woman now, but she is still my Lil Tea Cake.
INGREDIENTS: 2 sticks butter softened, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 4 cups self-rising flour, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cream butter and sugar, add the remaining ingredients, except flour. Add flour, 1 cup at a time. Shape dough and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll out on a lightly floured cutting board; cut with a biscuit cutter 1 to 1 ½ inch thickness which is about the size of a biscuit. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
Do you have a Lil Tea Cake?