Teacakes, My Darjeeling?

two of my personal favorite afternoon tea treats



2 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 whole egg
1/2 cup candied orange peel, minced
1/2 cup currants
1 egg white, slightly beaten
coarse crystal sugar
(to roll teacakes dough in)


Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Combine butter, granulated white sugar and whole egg. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add milk, candied orange peel and currants to the butter mixture. Stir in dry ingredients. Mix well, cover and put in refrigerator to chill for about a half an hour. Then shape into little balls about the size of a walnut. Dip the tops of the balls in the slightly beaten egg whites and then into the coarse crystal sugar.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugar-side up. Bake for 15 minutes or until very lightly browned.

4 thoughts on “Teacakes, My Darjeeling?

  1. Hello Osyth!
    I’d love to try them, especially, since there is a bit of Welsh lineage on my mother’s side. Do you have a favorite recipe for Welsh Cakes you can share?


    1. Just found a recipe for them on KAF’s (King Arthur Flour) recipe blog. Described as a delicious cross between a pancake and a baking powder biscuit, what’s not to like…YUM

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