Sunday 10 March 2013

Comfort Food

There are times when the only thing that offers any comfort is food.  After two weeks during which we have hardly set foot outside the door due to illness, I felt the need for a taste of home.  Nipping down to the local supermarket for a packet of teacakes isn't an option here because they don't sell them.  In the past, I have attempted baking teacakes, but they did not turn out that well.  This time, I tried a recipe from Country Homes & Interiors' Magazine, which I adapted slightly, as I didn't have all of the ingredients.

The results were delicious!  The article suggested eating by the hearth, which sadly, we don't have, but they tasted great with a cup of tea.  Perfect comfort food for a cold winter's day.


  1. Hello!

    I'm sorry to hear about you not being well - I can sympathise; it's been like bacterium and viral soup around here and it seems to be taking a long time to shift (not helped by the horrid weather). Fingers crossed the rest of March will be kinder to you and bring some better health (and some sunshine!)

    Speaking of comfort food, I don't know what I'd do in a foreign land whose idea of comfort food differed so much from my own. I suppose America and Canada don't have hot-crossed buns or any of our usual tea-loaves (Soreen! Delish and very good for you!).

    Your teacakes look delicious too, so well done you! I haven't ever made teacakes; I seem to remember my limit was Chelsea buns and rock cakes. I have been meaning to make Eccles cakes for my mother, for quite some time, which should be easy given their very few ingredients (sugar, butter, currants!). That'll be my next kitchen foray :)

    Anyway, have a lovely week and hope things get better for you soon.

    Tash from

  2. Interestingly, we can buy Hot Cross Buns here, even though teacakes are not popular: I've never actually seen them.

    I love Soreen too. I haven't ever found maltloaf here either, but I do have quite a good recipe for a malted loaf which I sometimes make in my breadmaker. Absolutely delicious eaten whilst hot!

    Chelsea buns: my Mum used to make them occasionally. I haven't had them in years. I love Eccles cakes too ~ found them once in Ontario, but I've never seen them here in Nova Scotia.

    Have a great week.

    Marie x