NOTE: Originally written back in March 2011, a month after the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.
The aftermath of the 22 February Christchurch earthquake found me so stressed and the only thing that could relax me was baking. A few days before the earthquake, my husband Simon bought me a NZ Recipe book “Gran’s Kitchen: Recipes from the notebooks of Dulcie May Booker“.
One of the recipes I tried was the Cheese Cakes recipe. It was such a hit. Both Simon and Bea devoured the first batch in one sitting! My friends have asked for the recipe so here I am sharing it with you too
2-3 Sheets Flaky Pastry (I cheated. I didn’t make the pastry from scratch!)
4 oz (115 g) butter
4 oz (115 g) sugar
5 oz (140 g) Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Line about 20 patty tins with pastry. Put a teaspoon of jam at the bottom of each.
- Mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Fold in sifted flour and baking powder until combined.
- Put a large spoonful of cake mixture on top of the jam.
- Place a small piece of crossed pastry on top of the cake mixture
- Bake about 20 minutes at 200C (400F)
- I used a circle cutter to cut the flaky pastry. I also used a muffin pan as I didn’t have a patty tin!
- If you have a stand mixer, use the flat beater to mix the ingredients.
- Other fruit jams also work like strawberry, apricot and the like