The Red Folder

cropped-p1110674.jpgRed Folder Recipe – Teacakes

Move over Mallow Puffs, Tunnock’s Teacakes were here first!  A spectacular little cake for a special occasion.


Chocolate, soft marshmallow and vanilla biscuit, this teacake deserves a plate, small fork and fifteen minutes of your unadulterated time.  I will confess that it is messy and makes my arm burn with the 10-15 mins whisking by hand, but that is all forgotten and forgiven in the eating.

I have been making a version of this for years, a young Chef shared both a teacake and a jaffa cake recipe with me once.  I came upon the below recipe in Peyton and Byrne’s British Baking book.  I had borrowed it from the Library looking for a good fig roll recipe, so to find this was a gift.  I pass it on now.  This version is a wobbly replica of the silky smooth domes, wrapped in red foil I loved as a kid.  Enjoy.

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