from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tea biscuit.
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- n. A flat, round bread bun, usually containing currants, sultanas or peel and often served toasted and buttered with tea.
- n. A traditional cookie.
- n. A sweet cake, sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon and caster sugar, often served warm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea
- n. flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
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I obviously don't know a teacake from a snowball, but neither does the Guardian.
The teacake is a really nice light style of cake but those nuts - they are spiced with a mix of cardamom, cinnamon and allspice, tossed in sugar and then toasted in the oven just until the sugar caramelises and the nuts become crisp - a spicy, sweet, nutty nirvana.
Since the top of a "teacake" has that indentation, the cheesecake was put on the bottoms and baked its way through the cake.
When I asked her if she was going to blog about her teacake, she said no because she was too busy (I certainly know the feeling).
I may have a new challenge - finding a teacake pan .........
I topped each teacake with a rich whipped chocolate ganache aiming for a "flower" look and placed multi-colored candies in the center.
I used the same recipe as I did when I made the actual bar version of this recipe a while back, only these were baked in a teacake pan which I've been dying to utilize.
They were coated in powdered sugar, and tasted like a russian teacake … which is why I was CRAZY in love with them!
'Fair fa' coconut sprinkled face,/Great chieftain o the teacake-race!
What makes this teacake so very “doubtful” is the addition of fresh lavender, the historical meaning for which is distrust.