Regency Queen Cakes for Jane Austen's Afternoon Tea Party

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 190C/374F/gas mark 5.
  • Sift the flour and mace together.
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Melt the butter and allow to cool slightly.
  • Beat the eggs, rose water and melted butter together.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.
  • Add the liquid mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the currants, sugar and the ground almonds and mix well.
  • Put a heaped spoon of the cake mixture in to the paper cases, or a well buttered patty or muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, until well risen, firm and golden brown.
  • You can ice them if you wish, using a thin mixture applied with a brush, more like a glaze.
  • Serve with elegant china and some freshly drawn English tea in the drawing room or the parlour!
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