Russian Tea Party Recipes
RUSSIAN TEA PARTY RECIPES:
Discover our great Russian Tea Party
You never considered having a Russian
tea party?.... Why not.
Russian culture has its own very
distinctive tea-time traditions, wardrobe, and special flavor. It is a wonderfully rich culture that can serve as the perfect excuse to meet for tea, dress-up, and great company…
And, you really can’t come up with a better reason for tea than that!
Russian Spice Cookies
these wonderful delicate spice cookies that simply melt in your mouth!
1/3 cup butter, softened1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon ground
ginger1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice1/4 teaspoon cloves1/4 teaspoon cardamom1/8 teaspoon red
pepper1/3 cup light-colored, mild-flavored molasses1/4 cup
packed brown sugar
In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, apple pie
spice, cloves, cardamom, and red pepper. Set flour mixture aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric
mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add molasses and brown
sugar. Beat in flour mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl
occasionally. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough in
half. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at
a time until 1/16 inch thick. Using a floured 2-inch round scalloped
cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie
Bake in 375 degree oven for 5 to 6 minutes or until
edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
Lemony Tea Bread
bread is so refreshingly tart and tangy tasting, you'll find yourself
serving it again and again.
cup (5 1/2 tablespoons) butter, softened
1 cup sugar2 eggs1 tablespoon grated lemon zest1 cup
whole milk2 teaspoon lemon juice1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar. Beat the eggs, then the lemon
rind, lemon juice and milk.
another bowl stir together the flours, salt, and baking powder. Beat
dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
the batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3" loaf. Bake the bread in a
325 degree oven for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let
pan cool on a rack before removing bread.
with plenty of butter and your favorite clotted creams or fruity jams!
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoon of sugar1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt2
cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup currants or raisins1 1/4 cup heavy cream4
teaspoons grated lemon or orange zestCream to brushCinnamon and sugar to
Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425
degrees. Have ready a large ungreased baking sheet.
large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in
currants or raisins.
separate bowl whisk together the heavy cream, and orange zest. Make
a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cream. Using one hand, draw in dry
ingredients, mixing until just combined. Knead dough several times until
the bowl is fairly clean. Wash your hands and dust them
the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently knead a few
times more to gather dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, press
the dough into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut out triangular wedges
with a floured cookie cutter or sharp knife. Place the scones 1 inch apart
on the ungreased baking sheet.
Brush the tops with extra cream. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon and sugar. Bake until the tops are golden brown, 12 to 17
minutes. Let cool on rack or serve warm.
Russian Toffee Tea Cake
sweet buttery cake is one of my very favorites. Sweet and crunchy... It is
definitely a crowd pleaser!
cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed2 cups all-purpose flour1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (1 stick) butter, softened1 egg1 cup whole milk1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans1 cup chocolate chips6 ounces toffee candy
(Heath Bar) crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13x2" cake pan.
food processor or in bowl with pastry blender, combine brown sugar,
flour, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and blend until crumbly coarse
texture is formed. Reserve 1 cup of mixture in separate bowl.
another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, and vanilla. Blend well and add
to the flour mixture. Mix until consistent texture is achieved. Pour
into the prepared cake pan.
the reserved brown sugar mixture, add nuts, chocolate chips, and crushed
toffee candy. Stir well. and spread evenly over the cake batter.
for 30-35 minutes, or until cake tests done with a toothpick (comes out
clean). Do not over bake. Cool and serve cake. Serve with your favorite
vanilla ice cream!