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We get spoilt with home baking when we go out on projects with Anthony (Wairere's garden designer) and on one of his latest jobs we were made these delicious cheese cakes. Not sure why they are called cheesecakes but there you go. They were damn delicious with our morning coffee. Originally from the classic Edmonds cook book but a bit of a fav with the client who know doubt makes them from straight out of her head. she also made us Neenish tarts another time but thats a different story..

200g Flaky pastry
3 tbsn Raspberry jam
125g butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1tspn baking powder
2 eggs beaten
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board to approx 2mm thickness. Cut out rounds using a 7cm scone or biscuit cutter and line in a patty tray

Place 1/2 teaspoon of jame in each pastry case.

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. sift flour and baking powder togather and add to the creamed mixture alternatively with the beathen eggs. Stir to mix.

Drop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto each pastry case and with left over pastry, put a criss cross on each of the tops.

Bake at 200 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes.

Makes 12.

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