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by Noellen Newton
Such a regal title for a recipe! I chose to make this with Mother's Day in mind. Spoil that special person in your life and make them feel like a queen for the day. These little cakes are ideal for afternoon tea as they are not too sweet and will go well with a pot of tea.
Ingredients: 4 x 60g eggs, 125g butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 cups plain flour, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 125g currants, and vanilla essence to taste.
Method: The directions for the original recipe, below, were easy to follow. Take care to gently stir the currants into the batter. I cooked the cakes for 18 minutes in a fan-forced oven at 170 degrees. I did not use patty papers so they looked like little space ships when they were cooked!
Note well: This recipe requires you to wear extra bling whilst cooking!
Source: Home Cookery for Australia: All Tested Recipes, 1913, Arbuckle, Waddell & Fawckner, Melbourne, p.132.Back to the Mixing Bowl
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Glorious Days: Australia 1913 was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 7 March to 13 October 2013.