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The Best Yorkshire Toasted Teacake Recipe

Ahh, Yorkshire toasted teacakes – the ultimate comfort food! If there’s one thing that says “homey” more than anything else, it’s a freshly made toasted teacake smothered in butter. Delicious and easy to make, they’re the perfect treat for any time of day. Plus, they’re vegetarian-friendly too.

yorkshire currant toasted teacake

English fruit toasted teacakes

English toasted teacakes are a delicious snack originating in the United Kingdom. They consist of soft doughy bread, usually in a round shape, filled with flavours like dried fruits and spices.

The outside is lightly crisped when toasted, and the flavour is similar to that of croissants or biscuits.

Yorkshire teacakes are often enjoyed as an afternoon snack or breakfast treat with butter, cheese, jam, or honey. As well as being widely available in shops and supermarkets, they can also be made at home for a unique homemade experience!

Ingredients for currant teacakes

For 8 teacakes, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 550 g Bread Flour
  • 285 ml Milk (Warm)
  • 1 Egg
  • 40 g Vegetable Oil
  • 60 g Sugar
  • 7 g Fast Action Yeast
  • 150 g Dried Fruit
  • 1 Zest of a lemon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 g Mixed Spice

What types of dried fruit are used for toasted teacakes?

English toasted teacakes can be made with a variety of dried fruits, such as raisins, sultanas, cranberries, currants, cherries and apricots. Dried fruit is a great way to add flavour and sweetness to the teacakes without having to use sugar. Try Bara Brith, it’s full of fruit too!

I used 60g of currants, 60g of sultanas and 30g of mixed peel.

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How to make traditional teacakes for toasting

  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixer, then add the oil, egg and warm milk. Mix with a dough hook on the mixer and mix for about 10 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Remove the cling film and knock the dough back down and divide it into eight equal parts. Roll into balls and place on a couple of baking trays lined with greaseproof paper. Cover with a tea towel or clean cloth and leave to rise again for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°c Fan/190°c/
  • Slightly flatten each ball with your fingers and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
fruit teacakes before baking
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Storage For Toasted Teacakes

Freshly-baked teacakes are best enjoyed when eaten right away. However, if you want to store them for later, there are a few things you can do to keep them as tasty and delicious as possible.

To store them, let the teacakes cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Line the container with parchment paper or wax paper to absorb excess moisture and help prevent sticking.

Teacakes should be stored in a cool, dry place and consumed within 2-3 days of baking for best results.

Fruit teacakes freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

yorkshire currant toasted teacake

The Best Yorkshire Toasted Teacakes

Rachel
Freshly baked teacakes made with dried fruit are the perfect addition to your tea time! Toast the teacakes, and top them with butter to achieve a crispy texture that melts in the mouth. Enjoy these tasty treats on their own, or serve with jam, honey or other toppings for added sweetness.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Proving Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 550 g Bread Flour
  • 285 ml Milk (Warm)
  • 1 Egg
  • 40 g Vegetable Oil
  • 60 g Sugar
  • 7 g Fast Action Yeast
  • 150 g Dried Fruit (currants, sultanas, mixed peel)
  • 1 Zest of a lemon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 g Mixed Spice

Instructions
 

  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixer, then add the oil, egg and warm milk. Mix with a dough hook on the mixer and mix for about 10 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled its size.
  • Remove the cling film and knock the dough back down and divide into eight equal parts. Roll into balls and place on a couple of baking trays lined with greaseproof paper. Cover with a tea towel or clean cloth and leave to rise again for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°c Fan/190°c/
  • Slightly flatten each ball with your fingers and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 1mg
Keyword English sweet breads, yorkshire food
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