Friday, May 18, 2012

Cordina’s Tennessee Tea Cakes

Love these quotes from Christy Jordan's Southern Plate newsletter...

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's ME."
- Author Unknown

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
~Zig Ziglar

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
~Will Rogers

I love Christy's Southern cookin' and also love writing Southern fiction where I can incorporate so many of these delicious (and historically accurate) recipes into my stories.

Here's one for CORDINA'S TENNESSEE TEA CAKES that's included in A Lasting Impression, the first of three Belmont Mansion novels, and that were served at the book launch event at the Belmont Mansion. Enjoy!

Cordina’s Tennessee Tea Cakes
1 Cup butter or margarine

1 Cup sugar

3 eggs
3 1/2 Cup self rising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix again. Add vanilla and flour and mix well. Roll thin on floured board, cut with cookie or biscuit cutter. Bake at 350 for ten minutes. Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Mmmmm... Delicious!

Do you have a favorite recipe that's been passed down through generations? I'd love to know. (And if you're game, maybe I could share it in a future book...??)

Blessings on your weekend!
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