Makes: 12

100g butter, at room temperature
½ cup (100g) sugar
2 eggs
vanilla essence, to taste
1 cup (120g) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

Beat butter until creamy.
Add sugar little by little, beating vigorously after each addition.

Fold in vanilla essence and slightly beaten eggs.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Fold into mixture.

Spoon mixture into muffin tins up to 2/3 of their volume.
Cook in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.