essex spice cakes

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

These make wonderful Litha cakes

I think the name is a bit misleading as these cakes are more like big cookies but really when we’re talking about sweet things who cares? I was sold when I noticed it used rose water – I love rose!
This is an old recipe, probably back to the middle ages and made for religious festival days. In my opinion you don’t have to wait for a religious day…. just long enough for the kettle to boil to make a cup of tea


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Serves:

a group

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
caster/superfine sugar
2 c
plus 2 tablespoons flour
2
eggs
3/4 c
butter
1 tsp
rose water
1 tsp
baking powder
1 pinch
ground mace
1 pinch
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
4 Tbsp
currants

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 375°F and grease a baking tray.
2
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light in texture and pale yellow.
Beat in the eggs and rosewater. Fold in all the dry ingredients using a metal spoon then add the currants.
3
Place spoonfuls of the batter spaced well separated onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
4
Allow to cool slightly and then remove with a palette knife.
5
Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
Store in an airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #litha, #spice-cakes