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!!