What are Shrewsbury cakes?

What are Shrewsbury cakes?

This classic English recipe comes from the county town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire and has been spruced up with the addition of rose water and rose petals. Traditionally Shrewsbury Cakes were made using dried fruit and spices but we’ve used rosewater, rose petals and caraway seeds. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C, gas mark 4).

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Why was cake banned in Shrewsbury?

In that year there was a shortage of grain, and so a ban on the making of ‘fine cakes’ was imposed in Shrewsbury. In 1602, Lord Herbert of Cherbury wrote to his guardian, Sir George More with a pack of ‘bread’ or ‘cake’ particular to Shrewsbury:

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When did Madame Susan Avery’s Shropshire cakes come out?

Peter Brears records an excellent and useful recipe from the mid 17th century for Madame Susan Avery’s Shropshire Cakes in his ‘ Traditional Food in Shropshire ‘:

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Shrewsbury Cakes – Hearthside Stories

· Shrewsbury Cakes, or Shrewsbury Biscuits, are made from a dough that contains flour, butter, sugar and egg. They often have lemon or rose flavouring, and sometimes have dried fruit added. It has been suggested that they were originally made to be sold at the market, much like Cornish Fairings perhaps.

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Shrewsbury Cakes | Unique at Penn

· The Recipe. Shrewsbury Cakes. mace & 4 eggs beat th e m all together with. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs and mix at medium speed until the mixture looks curdled. Sift …

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Shrewsbury Cakes Recipe – Food.com

Preheat oven to 350F and grease cookie sheets. Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla, salt and egg and blend well. Add flour. Chill. Roll out 1/8″ thick and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on prepared cookie sheet and tuck a single piece of shredded citron in the center of each cookie. Bake for about 12 minutes. Submit a Recipe Correction.

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Shrewsbury Cakes from Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax

A Shrewsbury cake or Shrewsbury biscuit is a classic English dessert, named after Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. They are made from dough that contains sugar, flour, egg, butter and lemon zest; dried fruit is also often added. Shrewsbury cakes can be small in size for serving several at a time, or large for serving as a dessert in …

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Shrewsbury cake – Wikipedia

· Shrewsbury Cakes. Take a pound of fresh butter a pound of double refind sugar sifted fine a little beaten mace & 4 eggs beat them all together with. your hands till tis very leight & looks curdling you put thereto a pound & 1/2 of flower roul them out into little cakes. Our recipe (halved from the original) 1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 …

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Shrewsbury cakes | Cooking in the Archives

1 tsp. baking powder. 1/2 tsp. salt. 1 c. milk. 1 tsp. vanilla. Cream butter and sugar. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk and vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes in greased pan.

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Shrewsbury Cake – Recipe – Cooks.com

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together ½ cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter and 1 cup white sugar. In a small bowl, mix 1 ½ tsp dried grated orange peel, 1 ½ tsp dried grated lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons water until reconstituted. Add that, 1 tsp almond extract, and 1 large egg to the creamed mixture. Beat until smooth.

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Her version of “Shrewsbury Cakes” – Alex Drevessa

· Shrewsbury Cakes in the making. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, and rub in the butter. Work in the egg and rosewater with a round bladed knife. Knead lightly to form a stiff dough. Divide the dough into …

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Shrewsbury Cake | The Copper Pot – WordPress.com

· Shrewsbury Cakes Click on the tune title to see or modify Shrewsbury Cakes’s annotations. If the link is red you can create them using the form provided. If the link is red you can create them using the form provided.

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Shrewsbury Cakes – Traditional Tune Archive

· Instructions. Preheat oven to 325 F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix flour and butter. Mix in caraway seeds, mace, lemon zest, and powdered sugar. Mix in egg. Place balls of dough (about 3 tablespoons for a …

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Information sources:
  1. What are Shrewsbury cakes?
  2. Why was cake banned in Shrewsbury?
  3. When did Madame Susan Avery’s Shropshire cakes come out?
  4. Shrewsbury Cakes – Hearthside Stories
  5. Shrewsbury Cakes | Unique at Penn
  6. Shrewsbury Cakes Recipe – Food.com
  7. Shrewsbury Cakes from Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax
  8. Shrewsbury cake – Wikipedia
  9. Shrewsbury cakes | Cooking in the Archives
  10. Shrewsbury Cake – Recipe – Cooks.com
  11. Her version of “Shrewsbury Cakes” – Alex Drevessa
  12. Shrewsbury Cake | The Copper Pot – WordPress.com
  13. Shrewsbury Cakes – Traditional Tune Archive