Thursday's Tea Party
We are starting to have Tea Party's on Thursdays. So we now refer to Thursdays as Tea Party Thurdays. I've been working on making the girls some colonial type dresses and have finshed the Mob Caps and shoulder capes, so needless to say they wanted to wear them to the Tea Party...We are learning how a 'gentle woman/virtueous woman' is to behave herself at the table.
We also tried a new Tea Cake Recipe from www.allrecipes.com. What a great find! The cookies came our so light and airy, wonderful flavor, such a treat. We modified the recipe a bit by adding a little more sugar and vanilla.
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened (we let the butter soften in room temp for several hrs)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture (the dough will be soft). Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.