eccles cakes

peter Jackson

peter Jackson

5th December 2011
peter Jackson

eccles cakes

Cream together butter and sugar. Fold in the currants, candied peel, add nutmeg to taste.
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  • 500g puff pastry
  • 100g butter
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 800g currants
  • 200g chopped candied peel
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • milk and granulated sugar for brushing.


Cream together butter and sugar. Fold in the currants, candied peel, add nutmeg to taste.
Roll out the puff pastry to 4mm thick. Cut out 7cm disc.
Spoon a tbsp of currant mix into the middle. Brush the edges with water.
Pull all the edges together, and pinch,
Turn over and press down onto the greased tray make 3 small insistions with a knife.
Brush with milk and sprinkle with the
granulated sugar.
Bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown
Remove and leave to cool

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