essex spice cakes

1
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make essex spice cakes

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.

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About essex spice cakes

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




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