Very old recipe, baked in a shallow pan like a madeleine.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup light molasses
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a shallow (or, tea cake) pan.
Cream butter; gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add whole egg and egg yolk one at a time and beat until mixture is puffy light.
Measure molasses into milk. Add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients and liquid alternately to first mixture, mixing until smooth.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite confectioner's icing. Cut into 1 x 2 inch slices.