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Banbury cake

a small, oval pastry containing currants, candied peel, honey, spices, etc., usually with three parallel cuts across the top.
Also called Banbury bun.
Origin of Banbury cake
1605-15; named after Banbury, where it was made Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The following little “Banbury cake” Book is so excessively rare, we give the text verbatim.

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British Dictionary definitions for Banbury cake

Banbury cake

(Brit) a cake consisting of a pastry base filled with currants, raisins, candied peel, and sugar, with a crisscross pattern on the top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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