Tea Berry Cake - The Falklands Way

If you’ve been out and about recently and have been paying attention to where you’re walking you may have noticed lots of unusual white berries.

Tis the season for tea berry picking, a traditional Falklands pastime that we decided to turn our hands to.

Cue lots of windswept hairdos and a tasty smoko snack.

Tea Berry Cake by Eileen Hardcastle

Cake Mixture:

  • 6oz Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 4oz Butter
  • 4oz Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Tea Berries


Cream butter and sugar, add the eggs one at a time. Add the sieved flour and baking powder gradually. If the mixture is very stiff add a little milk. Lastly, fold in the tea berries. Put in a greased tin lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes. If frozen this retains the flavour of tea berries extremely well.

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