Gluten-Free Shrewsbury Cakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups rice flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • ¾ cup potato starch
  • 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup shortening (I like Spectrum Organic Non-hydrogenated Shortening)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons rose water (How to make Rose Water)
  1. In a large bowl, combine, sugar, flours, potato starch, xantham gum, and spices. Mix well.
  2. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender or two forks.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Stir rose water into eggs.
  4. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. If you are having trouble mixing in all of the flour, you can use your hands to blend it in.
  5. Refrigerate dough for an hour.
  6. After dough has refrigerated, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Roll dough out to ¼ inch thick, using rice flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Use cookie cutters or a glass to cut dough.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Once Felicity was replaced with Lord of the Rings, lembas bread became the rage. You can use this recipe to make lembas bread by rolling it out to ¼ thick and using a pizza cutter to cut it in squares. All other directions remain the same. We decorated the Shrewsbury Cakes with Decorator's Icing and Candied Flowers.
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