tea cake


Definition of tea cake

1 : a small flat cake usually made with raisins
2 : cookie

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The family includes muffins, biscuits, scones, tea cakes and many other siblings. Robin Mather, chicagotribune.com, "How to use summer’s bounty in quick breads that go sweet or savory," 16 July 2019 The menu is very traditional—think smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, tea cakes, and scones made with Welsh butter. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The 8 Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea," 3 Jan. 2019 And there’s some unexpected fare, like kouign-amann Breton tea cakes, and cannelés Bordelais cakes. ($4-$12) Any top picks? Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New Parisian-style pastry shop in Hillcrest a shimmering gem," 22 Mar. 2018 And his recipes are all intriguing – biscuits and tea cakes to feasts showcasing pigs feet, cracklins, and pokeweed. 9. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of April: the Monitor's picks," 9 Apr. 2018 The sweet orange glaze is optional; leave it off for a perfect breakfast or tea cake, or add the glaze for a more festive, special treat. Jill O'connor, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cookbook celebrates versatility of oranges," 26 Mar. 2018 Food offerings: Wacky croissants (Churro Croissant, Elderberry Croissant, etc.), tea cakes, cookies, and other pastries. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best L.A. Coffee Shops to Do Work In," 15 Feb. 2018 The Perfect Tea Sandwiches Across the South there are tea rooms and restaurants that host proper afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and beautiful china. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Why We Love the Tradition of Mother Daughter Teas," 31 Jan. 2018 The grand dames of the South are smart cookies—make that tea cakes. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, "5 Lessons We Learned From Southern Women," 25 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of tea cake

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of tea cake

: a small, flat cake that usually has raisins and is eaten with tea

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