Recent Posts

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Medieval Baking Co-Blog Event


A few months ago my sister Jenn, author of the illustrious Per Omnia Saecula, a blog of all things medieval, asked me if I would be interested in doing a joint blog event from time to time. This would involve me baking a medieval dessert recipe, the results of which would be featured on her blog as well as mine. So today, I decided to do the first installment!!

I decided on "Shrewsbery Cakes" which I found at this site. Below is the original recipe, along with my own.

Shrewsbery Cakes
2 c. flour
4 oz. (1 c.) sugar
6 oz. (3/4 c.) butter
2 T rosewater (or vanilla extract will do)
1/2 t. nutmeg (I used half nutmeg and half cinnamon)

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter as you would do for a pie crust (this can be done very easily in a food processor using the plastic dough blade). Add the vanilla and pulse to combine. It will look like pea-sized crumbly ballies. Then, you'll need to work it the rest of the way with your hands until a dough forms. Roll out between two sheets of parchment to 1/8-1/4 in. thick. Cut with a round cutter ca. 3 in. in diameter, and bake on parchment at 325 15-20 min., until done, but not browned.

These "cakes" are really cookies. From what I read on the subject, in the period, they didn't have "cookies" as we call them. And there was no baking soda or powder either, so rising is minimal here. But, I'm not the medievalist here, for more info on that, go to Jenn's blog. She's the medieval scholar, I'm the hungry baker. These were very thin and chewy, and had a nice simple flavor from the cinnamon and nutmeg.

To see the recipe in its original medievally format, more pictures and the little story I created about the Sweet-Toothed Asp, make sure to visit Jennifer's site!!!


Anonymous said...


בית מלון [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] - שירות חדרים אנחנו מספקים שירותי אירוח מגוונים גם ישנו במקום שירות חדרים הכולל [url=]אחרוחות רומנטיות[/url] במחירים מפתיעים אשר יוגשו ישירות לחדרכם!

לפרטים אנא לפנות לעמוד המלון - [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] [url=][img][/img][/url]

herveleger2 said...

Dsquared Clothing Dsquared Hoodies Dsquared Jeans Dsquared Shoes Dsquared Sweater Dsquared T

Dsquared Belt Dsquared Women Heels Shoes Dsquared Cap Dsquared Jacket Dsquared Polo

Dsquared Shirt Dsquared

Dsquared Swim Dsquared

Moncler Doudoune Moncler Shoes Moncler Vest Moncler Coat Moncler Jacket Moncler Hoodies Moncler Sweater Moncler Polo Shirt

Moncler Down Jacket Moncler Boots

Moncler Cap Moncler Down Jacket Moncler Pants Moncler Shorts Moncler Kids Belstaff Leather Belstaff Bag Belstaff

Leather Jacket
Belstaff Leather Jacket Men


Related Posts with Thumbnails