Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yorkshire Tea Cakes

Tea cake in England is a soft yeasted sweet buns prepared with dried fruits which is typically served toasted with butter. Tea cakes can be cookies, or sponge cake depending upon the countries they belongs to. Tea refers to the popular beverage to which these baked goodies are served as an accompaniment. Yorkshire tea cakes is a light,sweet,yeast based bun containing mainly currants, sultanas or orange peel. These tea cakes are typically split, toasted, buttered and served with tea. Usually baked as a flat, circular buns, these buns have a smooth brown crust and a light underside.Many cafes sell these buns for breakfast and for mid morning snacks.

Yorkshire Tea Cakes, English Tea Cakes

I have been successfully running a month of blogging marathon with different baked goodies from different parts of the world. Am so happy that today am posting 25th post of this Mega blogging marathon with A-Z Baking around the world as theme. Coming to today's post, these yorkshire tea cakes tastes fabulous for a brunch or else for a weekend breakfast. These buns served along with butter, jam or else with nutella makes an excellent filling breakfast to please some hungry tummies. This recipe will make 10 medium tea cakes. These yorkshire teacakes stays prefect for 2 days in room temperature. If you want to freeze them, just split them and freeze. This way you can defrost them easily and ready to toast them.

English Tea Cakes, Yorkshire tea cakes

Recipe Source: Here
3+1/4cups Bread flour
1tbsp Instant yeast
1tsp Salt
1/4cup Butter
3tbsp Sugar
1cup Sultanas, Raisins
2tbsp Orange peel 
1/2cup Lukewarm milk
1/2cup Water
Milk for brushing

Take the flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar, sultanas, raisins, orange peel in a bowl.

Add the butter, lukewarm milk, water and knead everything as a smooth,mildly sticky and soft dough.

Grease a bowl and drop the dough, wrap it and place dough in a warm place for an hour.

Punch down the dough and knead again in a lightly floured surface, divide the into 10-12 pieces.Preheat the oven to 400F. 

Yorkshire Tea Cakes, English Tea Cakes

Roll the dough into rounds and place in a baking sheet lined over a baking tray. Let the rolls sit again for 30-45 minutes.

Bake the rolls for 15 minutes, remove the tray and brush the rolls with milk, return them to oven and bake for 5 minutes.
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Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Any fruity bakes are delicious with some butter and a hot cup of tea. Your home must have smelt heavenly because of the orange zest.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

25 days ! Yes we have sailed smoothly with our bakes . and these buns they look perfectly baked , I am tempted to grab them to relish some with butter. Excellent pick Priya.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

These buns look amazing Priya! Wish I could grab them right off the screen. Yum

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow these buns are great. Love the addition of orange peel. :-)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Those buns looks so sift and delicious. You always bake like a pro.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

They look so delicious with the raisins dotted :)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

I can see myself snacking on these dry fruit studded rolls. They look so soft and yummy!!

Namratha said... Reply To This Comment

Those specks of fruit in the sweet buns are very inviting, beautiful bake!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Those buns are so sinful with those specks of fruits in it priya..and looks so soft!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

These look very similar to the Bakery buns in India. I am sure they would have picked the inspiration from English bakers. The buns are so tempting!

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely buns.. I like just all the rich ingredients added to flavour the bread!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

another tutti fruity bun.... Lovely recipe