‘Tit Gateau Sec (Little Dry Cake) Tea Cakes

This tea cake called ‘Tit Gateau Sec is far from its meaning of a little dry cake. It has a lightly sweet taste with nutmeg much like a sweet dough tart.


4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla 

2 tablespoons milk


Sift together dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. In mixing bowl cream sugar, shortening, eggs, vanilla, and milk together then add dry ingredients mixing in a little at a time.

Roll the dough by hand into small balls about 1-1/2 to 2 inches and press with your hand to flatten after placing them onto an ungreased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. 

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