Eccles Cakes. Made these for my dad for fathers day and they turned out great! I used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice instead of the ones suggested, did not use raisins or brandy, bought 2 peppperidge farm puff pastry sheets instead of making it from scratch, and baked them for 15 minutes at 425 rather than for 20 at 375. I made a lot of changes but they were so much easier to make this way!

Eccles Cakes. Made these for my dad for fathers day and they turned out great! I used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice instead of the ones suggested, did not use raisins or brandy, bought 2 peppperidge farm puff pastry sheets instead of making it from scratch, and baked them for 15 minutes at 425 rather than for 20 at 375. I made a lot of changes but they were so much easier to make this way!

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Take the humble Eccles cake to another level with sherry-soaked currants, chopped peel and spices.

Take the humble Eccles cake to another level with sherry-soaked currants, chopped peel and spices.

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Eccles cakes- Use ready-made puff pastry for easy, flakey cakes to encase the spiced, fruity filling – a real classic.

Eccles cakes- Use ready-made puff pastry for easy, flakey cakes to encase the spiced, fruity filling – a real classic.

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Eccles Cakes were first baked in 1793 in a small village called Eccles near Manchester UK. A British staple and one of my favs!

Eccles Cakes were first baked in 1793 in a small village called Eccles near Manchester UK. A British staple and one of my favs!

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Chorley Cakes are very similar to other regional cakes such as Eccles Cakes,  Banbury Cakes and Hot Cross Buns (in as much as they were a sweet pastry combined with dried fruit) and traditionally were baked for religious festivals. Chorley cakes are flattened, currant-filled cakes made with unsweetened shortcrust pastry and associated with the town of Chorley in Lancashire. Significantly less sweet than Eccles cake, and commonly eaten with butter and a slice of Lancashire cheese.

Chorley Cakes are very similar to other regional cakes such as Eccles Cakes, Banbury Cakes and Hot Cross Buns (in as much as they were a sweet pastry combined with dried fruit) and traditionally were baked for religious festivals. Chorley cakes are flattened, currant-filled cakes made with unsweetened shortcrust pastry and associated with the town of Chorley in Lancashire. Significantly less sweet than Eccles cake, and commonly eaten with butter and a slice of Lancashire cheese.

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I have been wanting to write this post since returning from the UK at the end of October. You know how things happen: you get back from a trip (remember, I was gone for a whole month) and have to c...

I have been wanting to write this post since returning from the UK at the end of October. You know how things happen: you get back from a trip (remember, I was gone for a whole month) and have to c...

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Eccles Cakes from The Guardian. http://punchfork.com/recipe/Eccles-Cakes-The-Guardian

Eccles Cakes from The Guardian. http://punchfork.com/recipe/Eccles-Cakes-The-Guardian

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