Eccles Cakes Reviews
Newest Review: ... had just come out of the oven so I thought why not give these a try. Since then I have been back for two other batches, ... more
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by - written on 04/06/09 (Very useful, 56 readings)
I am going to review Thomas's the Bakers eccles cakes. Now I am not sure if this is just a chain of bakers in Yorkshire and the North East as I can't seem to find a website to tell me any more about the company. For those of you in Yorkshire there are several in around the York area and Thirsk Northallerton. Now I haven't had eccles cakes for years but last week when i was getting some bread at Thomas's I saw the Eccles cakes were on special offer 3 for £1.20 These had just come out of the oven so I thought why not give these a try. Since then I have been back for two other batches, telling myself they are for my son who loves the currants in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/05/09 (Very useful, 91 readings)
I originally came across these when my Mum brought them home from the butchers one day about ten years ago. Yes the butchers. These were the days when you still had a local butcher instead of everybody going to the supermarket and it was always very busy in there. Along with all the meat the butcher sold a few other random items including eccles cakes. Eccles cakes are named after an English town called Eccles which is in Salford and they have been around since the late eighteenth century. They are little round pastry cakes which are filled with currants. You can heat them up but I always have mine cold with a glass of milk. I have had these in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/01/09 (Very useful, 130 readings)
It was in 1793 in Eccles, a town near Manchester when James Birch made a pastry and fruit patty to sell in his shop in Vicarage Street. It seems that he couldn't cook them quickly enough, as each batch came out of the oven they were snapped up by eager customers. Though traditionally they are baked in the town of Eccles where they get their name from, they have gained Worldwide popularity. It appears that there was a debate held in Parliament recently, they questioned whether the Eccles cake could officially be known as such if it was made elsewhere! When you take the state of the economy into mind it seems a little trivial to worry about the name of a cake ... Read the complete review
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