A table filled with buttered teacakes

Teacakes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins plus resting

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Serves 6

Spare a bit of time to bake these delicious teacakes which you can serve warm with butter for a weekend breakfast, coffee morning or afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal338
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 100ml milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 30g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 350g strong white bread flour
    Flour

    Flour

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    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 7g sachet fast action dried yeast
    Yeast

    Yeast

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    Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…

  • 2 tbsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 75g mixed dried fruit (peel, sultanas, raisins and currants)
  • oil for greasing
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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Method

  1. Warm the milk with the butter in a pan until the butter has melted, then add 100ml water to cool the mixture to room temp. Tip the flour, yeast, sugar, spice and 1 tsp salt into a bowl, making sure the yeast is on the other side of the bowl to the salt. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour the milk and butter in, mixing until it forms big flakes, then bring together with your hands. Tip on a surface and knead until smooth (about 5 mins). Put the dough into a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave until doubled in size, so about 1-1 ½ hours.

  2. Line a tray with baking paper. Tip the mixed dried fruits into the dough and knead them in, trying to disperse them evenly throughout the dough. Cut your dough into 6 even-sized balls, take each ball and, using the cup of your hand, and pressing down a little with your palm, roll the ball in a circular motion on the surface to create tension across the top of the bun and a neat round shape. Place onto a tray about 5cm away from each other and press down with your palm to flatten the dough down a little, creating the teacake shape. Cover loosely with an oiled sheet of cling film, for a further 45 mins, or until they have doubled in size.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6. Brush the top of each bun liberally with the egg wash, then bake for 20 mins on the top shelf of the oven, until the buns are golden and well risen. Allow to cool on a wire rack, then slice in half, toast and slather with butter if you like.

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Mrs Dorf
17th Sep, 2017
0.05
So disappointed with this recipe. Tried it twice & both times I couldn't even bring the dough together as it was so dry! Tried kneading it with a little more liquid but it just wasn't right. Looked up Paul Hollywood's recipe & it worked a treat and with so much more fruit in it!
mallyscott20@gmail
17th Sep, 2017
You probably missed the extra 100ml of water not listed in the ingredients.
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ishkafarms
12th Aug, 2017
Wow, a perfect one. Really easy to make. Thanks for the recipe. What if i use peanut butter?
jennybakes123
9th Aug, 2017
3.8
Really easy recipe to follow and produced great results! Lovely to be able to produce something a bit special with store cupboard ingredients. It did take a longish time as do all bread-based baking recipes, but the effort involved was really minimal. We've tried them with both honey and homemade jam, really delicious - but they'd be nice with just a good dollop of butter if you don't have so much of a sweet tooth!
jennybakes123
9th Aug, 2017
3.8
meant to say that the only reason for removing a star was that they went quite dark - I suspect that I would try them on a very slightly lower temperature or for slightly less time on the next go round - but it's possible this was just our funny oven!
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