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Nanny’s Tea Cakes/Hard Tack

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This is my late mother-in-law’s recipe. She used to make these for her boys to take in their saddlebags for cattle drives and camping. Great with your morning coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

Preparation

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and stir.

Mix buttermilk and soda separately, then add to mixture. Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.

Roll out to 1/4″ to 1/2″ thickness, cut into strips then across to make squares. Place in a greased pan. Bake at 400ºF for 10 to 13 minutes.

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morgaine28 on 12.14.2011

you mention baking soda in the directions, but it’s not in the ingredient list…how much do you use?

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grammiecooks on 12.13.2011

Could you give me a rough idea of about how much flour?

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