Medieval Food Blogging: Shrewsbury Cakes!

I went to college at William and Mary, where at times you couldn't help but feel that - as a local greeting card once put it - "I'm tired of the eighteenth century... Please send poptarts!"

But make no mistake, perpetually living on the doorstep of Colonial Williamsburg did have its perks.  One of them was a phenomenal eighteenth-century style cookie called a Shrewsbury Cake!

Little did I realize that this tasty little treat (named after the English town and pronounced "shrowsbury") had a much longer history!  This past week, the recipe was blogged (tongue-in-cheek even!) as a post on "Medieval Baking." If you don't plan to hit the Raleigh Tavern Bakery on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg anytime soon, here's the next best thing!  Enjoy!!

(P.S. You might find the "official" Williamsburg recipe if you buy the Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop cookbook, but another 18th c. recipe is available online free here!)

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