Sunday, April 03, 2016

Afternoon Tea Treat

Hello Beautiful Friends,

It's such a beautiful Spring day here today. With cloud studded blue skies and tree branches swelling with buds on this sunny afternoon, what a lovely day to go for a walk in the fresh air. And, to make it completely perfect, come in the door and smell something toothsome still warm from the oven.

It's time for Afternoon Tea. Will you come?
 “Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!”
 ~ Agatha Christie

Original recipe from my family's Heritage Recipe Book

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar

Combine flour, butter, and sugar -- mixture will be crumbly. Press into a 9x9 square inch baking pan.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon cream
1/2 cup raisins or currents
1/2 cup walnuts

Cream butter and brown sugar together. Add egg, vanilla, flour, cream, raisins or currents, and walnuts. Mix, then spread on base.

Bake at 375F for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 2-3 minutes and cut into squares. Sample while warm with your favourite brew of tea.

Here's wishing you a beautiful Sunday afternoon,


  1. Dear Brenda - that looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing the recipe...think I will make that and take it to work. My boss and friends in the office I am sure will love it. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs!

  2. Oh yummy! Butter tarts without the fuss of tarts. What a wonderful idea! Happy spring days to you, dear Brenda.

  3. That looks delicious! No calories?

  4. Oh my!!! How scrummy are those!!!! It is a good job that I cannot reach into the computer and get it out to eat otherwise that cake would have been gone in seconds!!! At least this way I can dream and not have the calories, but I am sure they are a very delicious treat! xx

  5. Since I'm currently observing low carbs, I can't make this, but it sure makes my mouth water!

  6. Thank you for being so sweet, here on your blog and your visit to me!

  7. Oh, my! I'd dearly LOVE to come to tea! I believe I'd enjoy your company, and this delectable treat would just add to the sweetness!! - xo Nellie

  8. Love, love, love butter tarts ... and here you've shared a butter tart square. Yummy! Saving this one because you had to do that close-up photo thingy with the square to make it irresistible!

  9. My mother used to make these all the time as well as proper butter tarts and truthfully, I'd forgotten all about them - especially for a pot luck.

  10. looks yummy, if only I wasn't diabetic...

  11. Yes, please! This is definitely a perfect treat for tea time.

  12. Those bars sound wonderful! Perfect with tea. ;) Hope you've been having a lovely week. xoxo

  13. This treat looks delicious, Brenda. I love recipes that come with a bit of family history. And tea.

  14. These sound wonderful! Butter tarts without the bother of making tart shells. What a delicious idea!


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