Kirkhams lancashire cheese and an eccles cake on a journey or at a picnic really hits the spot.
Austin reed clothing usa. Traditionally in eccles they were served with lancashire cheese and this has been revived in some of our smarter restaurants and served in place of dessert. Anyway i didnt have any mixed spice guess whatthey were truly delicious. Using a paring knife make three diagonal slits across each cake. An eccles cake is a small round pie similar to a turnover filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter sometimes topped with demerara sugarthe word cake has generally since narrowed in meaning to sweet leavened baked goods except this example.
Use a pastry brush to brush it over the tops of the eccles cakes then sprinkle heavily with sugar. Bake rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through until golden brown 30 to 35 minutes. Eccles cakes are a huge hit in my house maybe its because i live in the north of england yorkshire. Technically not a cake eccles cakes are a traditional pastry from the town of eccles part of greater manchester.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up. And one of its tastiest at that. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Slash each cake across three times using the tip of a sharp knife.
I also make a big 20cm cake which i serve warm as a dessert in slices with vanilla ice cream. Here ive kept the size traditional but you can also make them a lot smaller call them iccle eccles and serve with coffee. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 20 25 mins until golden and crisp. Continue reading handmade eccles cakes from eccles with love although no one can be certain of the date that.
Round and flat in shape they are made by filling a disk of buttery pastry with dried fruits and spices and then baking to a flaky golden brown color. These delicious pastries. I doubled up on ingredients as i we love them today i have just two left. Slash the top of each cake 2 3 times to allow the steam to escape.
You can now watch how to make eccles cakes. And while sadly far too many of britains other centuries old recipes have been long lost and forgotten the eccles cake most fortunately has continued on. The eccles cake is practically a british institution. I think a lump of mrs.
Eccles cakes are pastries really but have always been referred to as cakes.