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Several years ago I was at a local farmer’s market, looking over a baker’s spread, when a small round pastry caught my eye. It was neatly stacked on its fellows, each crimped, golden, and speckled with grains of sugar. What’s that? I asked the amiable proprietor. Even from my side of the table they looked heavy and firm, like little pats of butter. English Eccles cakes! he said, in a rolling British accent.

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Kelli Schade-Miller
I love Eccles cakes and this recipe looks quite simple to make.  The results sound delish too! Retro, Vintage, Mince Pies, British, 1950s, Cake, Desserts, Vintage Recipes, Old Recipes

Over the last few weeks I’ve tried a few recipes from my 1954 copy of Women’s Journal. I found them in an article about traditionally English recipes and I just had to give them all a try. So far I’ve discovered that old recipes are hard to follow, especially with no pictures and very brief instructions. I’ve been really happy with the results so far though and this time I decided to try Eccles cakes. Eccles cakes for some reason make me think of my grandma. I can remember her talking about…

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