Tropical Dried Fruit Fritters Tropical Dried Fruit Fritters are made with one 8 oz container of dried tropical fruit from Paradise Fruit Co. The batter is made with the usual cast of characters; flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs and milk. The fritters are rolled in …
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Georgian Baklava or Pakhlava Georgian Baklava or Pakhlava is a delicious dessert found in many restaurants and delis around the world. Many countries can claim the bragging rights to this sweet dessert because the history of Baklava is not well documented. The name is Turkish in …
Welsh Tea Cakes or Snickerdoodle Cookie
I found this recipe in an old recipe booklet that dates back to 1994. The booklet is titled; Christmas Cookies, Old World Favorites. I did some research on Welsh Tea Cakes but this recipe seems different from the ones I found. This recipe seems more like a snickerdoodle cookie with dried fruit added, than a tea cake. Welsh tea cakes are a traditional tea-time treat that are easy to make but reminds me more of a scone or English muffin than a cookie.
Snickerdoodle, pronounced [SNIHK-uhr-doo-dl] Originating in 19th-century New England, this whimsically named cookie has a characteristically crackly surface and can be either crisp or soft. The dough sometimes contains nutmeg and cinnamon as well as raisins and nuts. Traditionally, snickerdoodles are rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture before being baked. Some say the snickerdoodle cookie is either German or Dutch in origin.
A Brief History
The snickerdoodle has been around for a very long time. Depending on who or what you believe, the snickerdoodle hails from Germany or is Dutch in origin or perhaps got its start in New England. Some suggest that the word ‘snicker’ comes from the Dutch word ‘snekrad’ or the German word ‘schnecke’ which describes a snail-like shape. Another theory suggest that the name is from a New England tradition of whimsical cookie names.