Yorkshire Tea Cakes

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By Mark Hix

Published 2006

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I remember eating toasted tea cakes as a kid at the local golf club after a round. It seemed to be a traditional thing to do and they were always available, and I wasn’t in Yorkshire by the way. Yorkshire tea cakes were first known as just good old Yorkshire cakes back in the early 1800s but by the end of that century the term ‘tea cake’ was commonly being used and mentioned by Cassell the historian in 1896: ‘A hospitable Yorkshire housewife would consider her table was barely spread if it