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The eccles cake is practically a british institution. And one of its tastiest at that. Use a pastry brush to brush it over the tops of the eccles cakes then sprinkle heavily with sugar. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 20 25 mins until golden and crisp.
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. Kirkhams lancashire cheese and an eccles cake on a journey or at a picnic really hits the spot. Bake rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through until golden brown 30 to 35 minutes. I also make a big 20cm cake which i serve warm as a dessert in slices with vanilla ice cream.
Eccles cakes are pastries really but have always been referred to as cakes. You can now watch how to make eccles cakes. These delicious pastries. Slash each cake across three times using the tip of a sharp knife.
Slash the top of each cake 2 3 times to allow the steam to escape. Continue reading handmade eccles cakes from eccles with love although no one can be certain of the date that. 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. Using a paring knife make three diagonal slits across each cake.
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. Brush the cakes with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Here ive kept the size traditional but you can also make them a lot smaller call them iccle eccles and serve with coffee.
Technically not a cake eccles cakes are a traditional pastry from the town of eccles part of greater manchester.