Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
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.
- 1 (12 ounce) package puff pastry
- 2 ounces butter
- 4 ounces brown sugar
- 4 ounces currants
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- milk (for glazing top)
- sugar (for glazing top)
- Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured board.
- Cut dough into 24, 3-inch rounds.
- In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Mix in currants and spices.
- Place 2 tsp of mixture on each circle.
- Brush edges of each circle with milk to "glue" the top to the bottom.
- Place another round of dough on top pressing the edges firmly all around.
- Brush tops of each cake with milk and sprinkle on a bit of sugar.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake until brown and crispy (12- 15 minutes).
- Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
- Makes 12 Eccles cakes.
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!
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. :-)