Saturday, 15 January 2011
 Sometimes I need a bit of a reminder of my roots, namely the North of England.
When I was young I was told these cakes were fly cakes yuk, and I wouldn't touch one for love nor money as they say.
What a crafty so and so my Dad was, over the years I got braver and a bit (not much :)  more switched on and decided to try one, what a delight, they are so lovely, flaky pastry, sweetfruit and a buttery flavour.
Go on try one there's no flies I promise :)

Click on the link at the top for more info

 Do you have a cake tale to tell ?

Sorry I havent been around much lately work seems to get in the way :(

hope your all well and happy
bye for now Cate x



miz-bag said...

i cannot comment on this post (sob) i am on a diet and having severe cake withdrawal symptoms! (sob)!!

Sandie's Patch said...

They are the best ones too! I'll hve to call in at the Co-op now and get some when I go to the library!

Sandie xx

Hesta Nesta said...

They definitely are the best Eccles cakes I have ever tasted, my dad originated from Lancashire so we were brought up on them. I have just stuffed myself with a strawberry jam doughnut whilst reading your post!!!
Jo xx

sylviesgarden said...

Oh I do love an Eccles cake. We only live a few miles from Eccles but have never been.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Oh, I LOVE Eccles cakes - but they mst be so fattening!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

mmmm, I like eccles cakes. Haven't had one for years.

delia hornbook said...

I have never eaten those, I rather like a nice piece of shortbread than a full on cake. Nice to see you back today ;-)) Take lots of care, Dee x

*Maristella* said... ti ringrazio per la tua simpatica visita. Il tuo blog è molto bello ed io adoro le cose antiche!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Lady Cherry said...

I know lots of people, adults, that call anything with currants in dead fly cakes. I just love all cake really. Ooops.

Tabbyroo said...

One of my favourites as a child was 'Angel cake' I would always split the layers, leaving the pink till last Linda x

A Treasured Past said...

My mum's looking forward to having a real eccles cake again and a pork pie.