Delicious Autumnal Teacakes recipePosted on Oct 01, 2014
As Autumn is upon us and the nights are drawing in, take comfort in these delicious teacakes.
Freshly toasted and slathered in butter, they make the perfect accompaniment to a large mug of your favourite tea or if you require something with more ‘kick’ why not try some boozy Cointreau hot chocolate!
I have adapted the recipe by using mixed spice and a dried fruit mix that contains cherries and cranberries.
As this is a sweet bread recipe they do take a little time to make with the proving process but Oh they are well worth the wait!
Recipe: Makes around 6x
225g Strong white bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fast action dry yeast
1 Heaped tbs light brown sugar
1/4 tsp mixed spice
75g berry & cherry mix (cranberries, raisins and sour cherries)
40g butter (melted)
120ml full milk
Method: Preheated oven 200C/400F/Gas mark 6
Sift the flour into a bowl and add the yeast, sugar, salt, mixed spices and dried fruits stirring gently. Warm the milk in a pan over a low heat until just warm and add the butter (stir until melted and well combined)
Pour the milk and butter mix unto the bowl and stir all together to form a soft dough.
Place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic (this should take around 5mins)
Put the dough ball into a lightly buttered bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to prove in a warm environment until doubled in size (around 35mins)
Place the risen dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock out the air. Cut 6x equal portions and shape each one into a smooth ball.
Pat each one down slightly and place on a lined baking tray. Cover with a clean tea-towel and leave to prove again (around 35 mins)
Once risen brush the tops with a little milk before popping them into your preheated oven and baking for around 15-18mins
The smell of them baking is heavenly!!
Once baked put them onto a wire cooling tray and wait……..Once cooled slice in half and toast under a grill cut side up. Spread on lashing of butter and enjoy!