Use a pastry brush to brush it over the tops of the eccles cakes then sprinkle heavily with sugar.
Michael reed austin texas. I also make a big 20cm cake which i serve warm as a dessert in slices with vanilla ice cream. 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. You can now watch how to make eccles cakes.
Bake rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through until golden brown 30 to 35 minutes. Eccles cakes are pastries really but have always been referred to as cakes. These delicious pastries. Technically not a cake eccles cakes are a traditional pastry from the town of eccles part of greater manchester.
I think a lump of mrs. Slash the top of each cake 2 3 times to allow the steam to escape. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. I doubled up on ingredients as i we love them today i have just two left.
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. Continue reading handmade eccles cakes from eccles with love although no one can be certain of the date that. The eccles cake is a traditional product which is believed to have originated in the town of eccles approximately five miles from our bakery. And one of its tastiest at 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. 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. Kirkhams lancashire cheese and an eccles cake on a journey or at a picnic really hits the spot. 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. Here ive kept the size traditional but you can also make them a lot smaller call them iccle eccles and serve with coffee. The eccles cake is practically a british institution. Its not authentic but try adding diced peeled.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up.