Readers’ cookery: sampling Shrewsbury cakes

Many thanks to Emma, who sent in these impressive pictures of Shrewsbury cakes she has baked from ourĀ Cookbook of Unknown Ladies recipe.

Emma's Shrewsbury cakes, baked to our Cookbook of Unknown Ladies recipe

Emma’s Shrewsbury cakes, baked to our adapted recipe from The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies

What did she make of them?

“I was really pleased with how they turned out. They looked beautiful and the taste was very moreish! I love caraway, and I thought it went really well with the rosewater. However, I can imagine that if you didn’t like aniseed it would be less appealing”.

Emma's friend Sarah with one of the Georgian Shrewsbury cakes

Emma’s friend Sarah with one of the Georgian Shrewsbury cakes

Have you given any of our Georgian recipes a try? If so, you can share your recipe results by emailing archives@westminster.gov.uk or by posting a comment on the blog!

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