Monday, April 27, 2009

Eccles cakes

I've had several requests for the eccles cakes here it is!!


1 packet ready to roll puff pastry (or you can always make your own!)
3 oz butter
5 oz soft brown sugar
7 oz mixed dried fruit
1 tsp cinnamon
milk and caster sugar to glaze

Melt the butter in a saucepan, and then stir in the brown sugar, mixed fruit, and cinnamon. Leave to cool and the mixture will also set slightly.

Roll the pastry out to about 3mm thickness, and cut out 8cm rounds. (You can use a smooth cutter or a glass for this).

Put a teaspoon of the filling onto each round, and dampen the edges with water. Seal the cake by bringing the sides together, and then the ends, and pinch together well. Turn the cake over, (so the seam is underneath) and roll gently to flatten out to about 1/2 cm.

Place on a greased baking sheet, and mark 3 gashes on the top of each cake to let the steam out. Brush with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar, and bake in a hot oven (220 degrees or equivalent) for about 15 mins until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Now all you have to do is enjoy!!!!


Keith Lodge said...

Thank you for posting the recipe. I absolutely love Eccles cakes and now I can make some. Probably not to your standard, but nevertheless they will be fine for us hahahaha. Thanks again. Jo

Anonymous said...

One of my Mum's special's,funny you should post the recipe on 27th!!!
Luv Telxxxx