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Quick Tea Cake

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Margarine 1 Ounce
  Yeast 1⁄2 Ounce
  Sugar 1⁄2 Ounce
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Milk 2 Fluid Ounce (1/2 Gill)
  Sultanas/Currants 2 Ounce
  Mixed spice 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Pre-heat the oven to Regulo 7, or 425°F.
2. Lightly flour a baking a tray.
3. Wash and clean dried fruit; drain well.

MAKING
4. Sieve flour, salt and spice into a warm bowl. Rub in margarine. Add dried fruit and all except 1 tsp. sugar.
5. In a bowl, using a hand blender, cream yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Add warm milk.
6. Transfer the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients; then beaten egg, and mix well to give a soft dough.
7. On a floured board, knead lightly . Split the dough and shape into 8 small teacakes, or 2 large ones.
8. Transfer them on the floured tin and prove on a lightly floured tin.
9. Keep the cakes 2 inches apart on a floured baking tray. Prove until almost double in size.
10. Brush with milk over the tops; bake a third of the way down the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until well risen, golden and rolls sound hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire tray.

SERVING
11. Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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