British Recipes > Shrewsbury Biscuits

How to make Shrewsbury biscuits:
A very old recipe from Shrewsbury.


2 cups organic self raising flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar
1 organic, free-range egg yolk
a little grated organic lemon rind
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Sieve the flour and salt together in a bowl.
- In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes light in colour and fluffy in texture.
- Stir in the egg yolk with a tablespoon of flour and then beat well.
- Stir in the lemon rind and the rest of the flour but do not beat.
- Put onto a floured board and roll out to one eighth inch thickness.
- Cut into rounds and place on a greased baking tray.
- Bake at 145 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for about 20 minutes.