Tea Time!

According to Paul Hollywood in his book “British Baking”, these are Shrewsbury Biscuits, and we chose them for our latest Bake Off challenge. 

Cream 100g/ 1/3cup butter with 100g/ 1/2 cup sugar and lemon zest, which we didn’t use, until pale and fluffy. Add 1 egg and beat. Add 200g/ 1 1/2 cups plain/ all-purpose flour and 50g/ 1/4 cup currants and mix until combined. 

Knead with some extra flour until smooth. Cover and chill for an hour. I couldn’t find currants here so I bought Thompson raisins and cut them in half. 

It says to line baking trays with parchment paper, but we didn’t and they were fine. 

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 5mm thickness. Cut out using a 6.5 cm cutter. Knead leftovers together, roll out and cut.  Place on baking trays. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 180C/350F for 10-12 minutes and starting to brown. The recipe says you should have 30 biscuits. We only had 18. I suspect they should be thinner or smaller, but we liked them just the way they are. 

Crunchy and buttery, perfect with a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon…

Happy baking!

Cheryl and Becky 

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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7 Responses to Tea Time!

  1. humanity777 says:

    More cookies – less tea : )

  2. They look gorgeous! You are making me nostalgic for English biscuits…. 🙂

  3. amg16 says:

    Are Shrewsbury biscuits similar to scones? They look delicious!;)

  4. Foodie2Choux says:

    Love this cookbook! I will have to try this recipe!

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