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Tudor Bisuits

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:37 pm
by Angie
Can any one reccomend an easy Tudor bisuit recipe that I can bake and take to Flodden? I had thought about Shrewsbury cakes using the 17th century recipe- it has mace in it rather than rose water. Would these be authentic enough?

Angie

Re: Tudor Bisuits

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:36 pm
by lemonsherbet
You could try knot biscuits / jumbles of which there are quite a few recipes out there - this is one!

Ingredients to make 25 jumbles
400g Self Raising Flour
160g Sugar
2 Eggs
2g Caraway seeds or Mixed Spice to taste
Water to mix

Method
1. Mix the flour, sugar, eggs and spice / seeds in a bowl.
2. Add enough water to make a firm dough.
3. Break off a small piece of dough and roll it into a sausage then make a knot shape.

In Tudor times the knot shapes were then put into boiling water until they floated to the surface and then baked in a hot oven until golden brown – you
can just bake them in the oven if you prefer!
Bake at about Gas 4/ 350f for 15 – 20 mins or until golden brown


I've made them before and made them in the shape of (simple) devices from coats of arms! :)