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

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!

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

Eccles cakes

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

Eccles Cakes    Recepie I used was   http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/48249822/ns/today-food/t/so-british-try-olympic-eccles-cakes-ice-cream/

Eccles Cakes Recepie I used was http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/48249822/ns/today-food/t/so-british-try-olympic-eccles-cakes-ice-cream/

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

Oh, So Easy Eccles Cake

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: The word “Eccles” means ‘church’; it is assumed the town takes it's name after the old church built in 1111 AD.  Each year a service was held at the church to celebrate its construction, it was called Eccles Wakes.  Following the fair food and drink was served, including (so the story goes) Eccles Cakes.  These cakes were banned in 1650 AD due to the Puritan believe that they had pagan connections.

Eccles Cakes: The word “Eccles” means ‘church’; it is assumed the town takes it's name after the old church built in 1111 AD. Each year a service was held at the church to celebrate its construction, it was called Eccles Wakes. Following the fair food and drink was served, including (so the story goes) Eccles Cakes. These cakes were banned in 1650 AD due to the Puritan believe that they had pagan connections.

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...

Rye, The Royal Oak Foundation and A Recipe for Eccles Cakes

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...

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.

The small, round fruit Eccles Cake is a tempting treat to go with a cup of tea. So easy to make, you will love them.

Oh, So Easy Eccles Cake

The small, round fruit Eccles Cake is a tempting treat to go with a cup of tea. So easy to make, you will love them.

Eccles cake. This is the only Eccles recipe you'll ever need and I consider myself something of a connoisseur! My father loved an Eccles cake (clearly where I get my sweet tooth) and one of my earliest memories is of him crumbling off a small edge and handing it to me like a tiny pastry and raisin parcel! I've no idea where he bought them from, but they were the best I've ever tasted. Even if it might be an element of childish nostalgia, I definitely remember what made them so good.

Eccles cake. This is the only Eccles recipe you'll ever need and I consider myself something of a connoisseur! My father loved an Eccles cake (clearly where I get my sweet tooth) and one of my earliest memories is of him crumbling off a small edge and handing it to me like a tiny pastry and raisin parcel! I've no idea where he bought them from, but they were the best I've ever tasted. Even if it might be an element of childish nostalgia, I definitely remember what made them so good.

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