Regency Queen Cakes for Jane Austen's Afternoon Tea Party Recipe

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Regency Queen Cakes for Jane Austen's Afternoon Tea Party
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  • 450 g sugar
  • 450 g butter
  • 225 g currants
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 -2 tbsp rose water
  • 1/4 tsp mace


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

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1389.42 Kcal (5817 kJ)
Calories from fat 680.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75.64g 116%
Cholesterol 324.93mg 108%
Sodium 399.22mg 17%
Potassium 304.49mg 6%
Total Carbs 171.96g 57%
Sugars 77.04g 308%
Dietary Fiber 4.85g 19%
Protein 12.2g 24%
Vitamin C 15.4mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 124.7mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 422.83 Kcal (1770 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.02g 116%
Cholesterol 98.88mg 108%
Sodium 121.49mg 17%
Potassium 92.66mg 6%
Total Carbs 52.33g 57%
Sugars 23.45g 308%
Dietary Fiber 1.48g 19%
Protein 3.71g 24%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 25%
Iron 0.6mg 10%
Calcium 38mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.3
  • 39

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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