Traditional British Recipe: Eccles Cakes - http://www.thekitchn.com/traditional-british-recipe-ecc-112645#

Eccles Cakes

Traditional British Recipe: Eccles Cakes - http://www.thekitchn.com/traditional-british-recipe-ecc-112645#

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.

One of the  things I love most about England are the tasty cakes and bakes that you find over here.  I confess that I fell in love with Ec...

One of the things I love most about England are the tasty cakes and bakes that you find over here. I confess that I fell in love with Ec...

Jaffa Shortbread Slice - shortbread, orange jelly (jello) and chocolate layered together, easy to make and great for a quick treat

Jaffa Shortbread Slice

Jaffa Shortbread Slice - shortbread, orange jelly (jello) and chocolate layered together, easy to make and great for a quick treat

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.

Jaffa cakes are no where near as tricky to make at home as you might think. The only fiddly bit is making the chocolate look perfect – but they're still great if you just spoon it over.  For this recipe you will need a 5cm/2in round biscuit cutter, a 4.5cm/1¾in round biscuit cutter, 30x20cm/12x8in baking tray and a 12-hole shallow bun tin.

Mary Berry’s jaffa cakes

Jaffa cakes are no where near as tricky to make at home as you might think. The only fiddly bit is making the chocolate look perfect – but they're still great if you just spoon it over. For this recipe you will need a 5cm/2in round biscuit cutter, a 4.5cm/1¾in round biscuit cutter, 30x20cm/12x8in baking tray and a 12-hole shallow bun tin.

Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes recipe that will be perfect for a Mother's Day afternoon tea!

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Mint Aero Rocky Road!! ❤️ Quick, Easy, and Delicious Mint Aero Rocky Road. Chocolate Traybake Filling with Biscuits and Oodles of Mint Aero Goodness!

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Paul Hollywood’s recipe for Eccles Cakes, taken from British Baking, two 40-page booklets, free inside the Telegraph this weekend.

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Paul Hollywood’s recipe for Eccles Cakes, taken from British Baking, two 40-page booklets, free inside the Telegraph this weekend.

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