A couple of days ago, I mentioned a favourite sweet - Neenish Tarts. But I also revealed my soft spot for Queen Cakes. So today, I thought I'd share the recipe for Queen Cakes, taken from, none other than New Zealand's favourite (and greatest selling) cookbook, The Edmonds Cookbook.
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup standard plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sultanas (the magic ingredient!)
*Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
*Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold into creamed mixture.
*Stir in 1/2 cup sultanas, then stir in milk.
*Place 18 paper patty cases in patty tins. Spoon mixture evenly into paper cases. Bake at 190C for 15minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a wire rack. When cold, decorate as you wish.