I have a Quince Paste glut. I made rather a lot at the beginning of Autumn and now I either have to find new ways to use it of have endless people around for cheese and quince paste parties – not a bad option really. So, I trawled the internet and found a bunch of recipes that look quite good. Today’s one was Quince Cup Cakes. They are excellent. Buttery, quincy syrupy goodness.
Preheat oven to 180C. Cream 125g bugger and 1/2 a cup of caster sugar. Beat in 2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and the zest of 1 lemon. Fold in 1 1/4 cups of sieved flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 tblspns milk. Divide half the mixture among 12 paper cases placed in a muffin tin. To with little squares of quince paste and cover with more cake mixture. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool then ice with 1 tblsp of quince paste melted with the juice of a lemon and a tiny bit of butter and add enough icing sugar until it is a good spreadable consistency.