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Shropshire Mint Cake

Pastries - Sweet Double Crust Pies

Round flaky pastry rolled into a circle, well-filled with currants falvoured with mint.

Original Receipt from 'The Burra Record' (Australia), April 24th 1935


Shropshire Mint Cakes. - This is a real English countryside cake, and I am sure you will be delighted with it. First, we make the fillings: To twelve ounces of currants allow one and a half tablespoonsful of chopped green mint (use the young tops if possible), two ounces of candied peel which should be chopped finely, and a quarter of a pound of castor sugar. Add one newly-laid egg. Mix the sugar, peel and mint with the butter, using a fork. Next beat up the egg. Have some flaky pastry ready and cut it into rounds. Put a little of the mint mixture on each round, then draw the edges of the pastry together, turn over and flat ten slightly, so that the round cakes arc made. Brush over with beaten egg, set in a hot oven on a floured baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

[2nd receipt is for the similar Westmorland Pasties]

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