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    English Eccles Cakes

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Gingerbee's Note:

    My first encounter with these lovely little cakes was in Bristol, England almost 20 years ago. They were so delicious and light and different than what I had been accustomed to for dessert. But with a cup of tea, these little treaties will soon be your favorites too! I hope you will try them just once.

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    1. 1
      Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured board.
    2. 2
      Cut dough into 24, 3-inch rounds.
    3. 3
      In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Mix in currants and spices.
    5. 5
      Place 2 tsp of mixture on each circle.
    6. 6
      Brush edges of each circle with milk to "glue" the top to the bottom.
    7. 7
      Place another round of dough on top pressing the edges firmly all around.
    8. 8
      Brush tops of each cake with milk and sprinkle on a bit of sugar.
    9. 9
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake until brown and crispy (12- 15 minutes).
    10. 10
      Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
    11. 11
      Makes 12 Eccles cakes.
    12. 12

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 24, 2009


      Easy to make and delicious to eat. Prepared these for a tea party and they were enjoyed by all. Thank you, Gingerbee, for sharing. And also thanks to Hoekside for the tip about the Turbinada sugar - a great sweet finishing touch!

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    • on December 28, 2002


      A little bit of 'home'. Great Eccles. I like to sprinkle a bit of Turbinada suger on the top of mine after the milk. Any way its delicious. I was born in Guildford, Surrey and now have lived in Canada for 40 plus years. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for English Eccles Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 252.7
    Calories from Fat 132
    Total Fat 14.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    Sodium 102.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 15.6 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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