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Sweet Almond Tea Cakes + BHM Virtual Potluck

Sweet Almond Tea Cakes + BHM Virtual Potluck

I’m excited to share this recipe for my Sweet Almond Tea Cakes with you during Black History Month.

Sweet Almond Tea Cakes

In February, we give special recognition to African Americans for their achievements. We also take this time to look back in history, where our ancestors came from and the struggle that brought us to this point. However, let’s be real. I never feel a month is enough time. I’ve noticed my son’s school has limited what he learns about Black History Month, so as a mother I’m constantly sharing my knowledge with him. It’s important for him to stay informed and knowledgeable about black history. I usually learn something new every year during #BHM. Whether it be a new fact, statistic or story about one of my fellow African Americans.

My family usually gets together on Sundays for special meals. It involves a potluck. Each family member brings a special dish that we all love. Sometimes it’s a celebration for a birthday, holiday or #BHM. My sister and I are the bakers in the family. Baking releases all stress I might have for the day.

My PotLuck Dessert

Sweet Almond Tea Cakes so good

For February, I collaborated with 27 black food bloggers for the Black History Month Virtual Potluck. I decided to bring my Sweet Almond Tea Cakes to the virtual potluck. Tea cakes are popular in the African American Community. It has been documented that black slaves made tea cakes from having limited resources.

DifficultyBeginner

A sweet, moist and light tea cake. The texture is a cross between a cookie and a cake. They are crisp on the outside and fluffy and chewy on the inside. The almond flavor gives it a subtle boost.

Yields24 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 19 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time1 hr 31 mins

 ¼ cup Butter Flavored Shortening
 1 stick Salted Butter
 2 cups Sugar
 1 tsp Almond Extract
 2 Eggs
 ½ cup Buttermilk
 2 tsp Baking Powder
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 4 cups Flour

1

1. You will need a medium and large mixing bowl.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your shortening, butter and sugar. Mix until creamy.
3. Add the almond extract, eggs and buttermilk. Continue to mix
4. In your medium bowl, mix your baking power, baking soda, and flour together.
5. Combine your dry and wet ingredients.
6. The dough will be wet and a little sticky.
7. Put the dough on a flat surface and knead it folding
8. Flatten the dough and cover with plastic wrap.
9. Cool the dough in the fridge for an hour.
10. Preheat oven to 350.
11. Remove from the fridge. Use a roller and roll out on a flat surface.
12. You can use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I chose round shapes for this recipe.
13. Line parchment paper on a cookie sheet
14. Place cookies on baking sheet. Cook for 11 to 12 minutes.

Ingredients

 ¼ cup Butter Flavored Shortening
 1 stick Salted Butter
 2 cups Sugar
 1 tsp Almond Extract
 2 Eggs
 ½ cup Buttermilk
 2 tsp Baking Powder
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 4 cups Flour

Directions

1

1. You will need a medium and large mixing bowl.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your shortening, butter and sugar. Mix until creamy.
3. Add the almond extract, eggs and buttermilk. Continue to mix
4. In your medium bowl, mix your baking power, baking soda, and flour together.
5. Combine your dry and wet ingredients.
6. The dough will be wet and a little sticky.
7. Put the dough on a flat surface and knead it folding
8. Flatten the dough and cover with plastic wrap.
9. Cool the dough in the fridge for an hour.
10. Preheat oven to 350.
11. Remove from the fridge. Use a roller and roll out on a flat surface.
12. You can use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I chose round shapes for this recipe.
13. Line parchment paper on a cookie sheet
14. Place cookies on baking sheet. Cook for 11 to 12 minutes.

Sweet Almond Tea Cakes + BHM Virtual Potluck

We’ve all created some awesome recipes that you can recreate and plan a wonderful meal with your friends and family in February or throughout the year. I hope you enjoy my teacakes. I plan to use some of these recipes for a Girls Night In event I’m hosting in February.

Check out all the delicious recipes from the #BHMPotluck below.

Beautiful Eats & Things, Turkey Sausage Stuffed Collard Green Wraps

Better With Biscuits, Corn Pudding

Beyond The Bayou Food Blog, Redfish Courtbouillon

Brandi’s Diary, Better than Jiffy Cornbread from scratch

Butter Be Ready, Mac & Cheese

Chef Kenneth, Fried Sweet Potato Pie

Chocolate For Basil, pilau and kachumbari (spiced rice and pico)

Cooks with Soul, Braised Short Rib Meatloaf

D.M.R. Fine Foods, Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Dash of Jazz, Nigerian Jollof Rice

Domestic Dee, Fried Fruit Pie

Eat. Drink. Frolic., olive oil collard greens

Food Fidelity, Mofongo Relleno

Food is Love Made Edible, Buttermilk Biscuits with Fried Chicken and Tabasco Honey

High Heels and Good Meals, Crawfish Etoufee

HomeMadeZagat, Hot prawns in curry cream sauce

In the Kitchen w/Kmarie, Pineapple Lemonade

Marisa Moore Nutrition, Peach Glazed Salmon

Meiko and the Dish, Canied Bourbon Peach Cobbler

My Life Runs On Food, Lentil Soup

Orchids + Sweet Tea, Carrot + Zucchini Noodles Stir Fry w/Shrimp

Raised on Ramen, Orange Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Savory Spicerack, Fish Stew with Possibly Red Snapper

Simply LaKita, Blackberry Cobbler

The Hungry Hutch, Orange Bundt Cake with Vanilla Glaze

The Kitchenista Diaries, Smothered Turkey Legs

The Seasoning Bottle, Honey Tumeric Chicken

 

Until next time, love, peace and food.

 

 

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