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Essex Spice Cakes

Soda-raised white wheatflour cakes with egg, butter, currants, rosewater, cinnamon, mace and cloves baked as small buns without any mould.

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Essex Spice Cakes

10 oz caster sugar
10 oz plain flour
2 medium eggs
5 oz unsalted butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp rosewater
pinch ground mace
pinch salt
pinch ground cloves
½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 tbsp currants

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light. Beat in the eggs and rosewater. Fold in all the dry ingredients. Place spoonfuls of the batter onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 190C, 375F.

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