Recipe: Shrewsbury Biscuits

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Tasty currant biscuit, or for a change try baking with cinnamon instead of the currants


  • 8 oz. (200g) plain flour
  • 4 oz. (100g) butter of margarine
  • 4 oz. (100g) sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • half a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon or 2 0z. (50g) currants
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 325F, Gas Mark 3, 170C
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar
    3. Sieve together all the dry ingredients and add together with the egg
    4. Knead to a smooth stiff paste
    5. On a lightly floured board, roll out to a quarter inch thickness
    6. Cut into rounds and bake on a lightly greased baking tin for 20-20 minutes

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