January 6, 2009

Tuesday's Tea Time

While visiting my in-laws over the holidays, I came across my husband's grandmother's recipe box. The recipe cards were so neatly written out in her schoolteacher-perfect handwriting.
This card made me the most excited as I read, " Afternoon Tea Cakes" !
I planned to make them for our afternoon tea time today; but, alas, I spent most of the day getting my husband to his doctor's appointment and home.
We had a winter storm advisery and icy roads so ... Smile!

I do hope you'll stay and enjoy a cup of hot tea and sample some delicacies left from the holidays.
Don't you just love my teapot? It was Grandma's, too! Isn't the electric cord interesting?
I'm afraid to try it, though it probably still works. I love this moss rose pattern.
We can have hard boiled eggs in the matching egg cups that were also hers
and we'll share our sweets on the pretty matching dish that my mom gave me!
If you'll come back tomorrow, I'll have some of these "Afternoon Tea Cakes" for us to try.
I do wonder who shared this recipe with Grandma and when and with whom she shared them.
It would be fun to know, wouldn't it?
In case you can't read the recipe from the picture, here it is:

Afternoon Tea Cakes
1 cup shortening
2 c. brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. flour
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg, then sifted dry ingredients. Chill, roll into log and cut. Bake on greased baking sheet 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees.
- Eula Truesdale