We had a little party last evening ...
It was full of cinnamon, sugar and sweet, sweet laughter.
Oh! There was tea and coffee and white roses too!
And Beautiful, smiling faces glowing round the table so bright.
For, you see, there were birthday's to celebrate;
Precious Friendships to commemorate.
As the years go by, we must stop and kiss each one anew.
Gather them like friends so dear ...
Bestow on them the scent of roses, always Roses!
And sprinkle them liberally with friends...Lovely Friends...
As though they were the spice...the sugar... the absolute sweetness
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Self-Rising Flour
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
Mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line the bottom of an 8-inch round or square cake tin with parchment paper
and spray sides and bottom with cooking spray.
Cream butter and sugar till fluffy.
Gradually add egg and vanilla.
Using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flours alternately with buttermilk.
Stir until smooth.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Leave in tin for 5 minutes and cool on rack.
Turn out onto plate and brush warm cake with melted butter.
Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
This simple teacake is quick and easy to make and usually loved by all.
It's perfect to share over afternoon tea with a friend or to serve for a small gathering as I did last night. We had the pleasure of celebrating two birthday's within our knitting group that meets at my house every Monday night for what we call Knit Night.
This recipe is a long standing favorite.
So the next time you need a little something sweet in your life,
especially for teatime, give it a try.
Be sure to gather a friend or two to share a cup and a laugh ...
and relish together in the sweet, simple pleasures of Life.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."