Kirkhams lancashire cheese and an eccles cake on a journey or at a picnic really hits the spot.
Dinner rolls. 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. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up. Use a pastry brush to brush it over the tops of the eccles cakes then sprinkle heavily with sugar. Here ive kept the size traditional but you can also make them a lot smaller call them iccle eccles and serve with coffee.
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. Its not authentic but try adding diced peeled. Eccles cakes are a huge hit in my house maybe its because i live in the north of england yorkshire. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 20 25 mins until golden and crisp.
Bake rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through until golden brown 30 to 35 minutes. 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. These delicious pastries. Slash each cake across three times using the tip of a sharp knife.
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. You can now watch how to make eccles cakes. Slash the top of each cake 2 3 times to allow the steam to escape. Brush the cakes with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar.
I doubled up on ingredients as i we love them today i have just two left. And one of its tastiest at that. The eccles cake is practically a british institution. I think a lump of mrs.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Anyway i didnt have any mixed spice guess whatthey were truly delicious. The eccles cake is a traditional product which is believed to have originated in the town of eccles approximately five miles from our bakery. Technically not a cake eccles cakes are a traditional pastry from the town of eccles part of greater manchester.
Using a paring knife make three diagonal slits across each cake.