Royal Victoria

Kentish Town

Silver plate showing Shapur II

How to make the perfect brew

The Household Division

Kozo, double-headed dog

Articulated model dragon, signed by Myochin Kioharu

North Harrow

Ruislip Gardens

Muse casket from the Esquiline treasure


North Ealing

Buttons galore

White City


News from our friends
Into the future
Elizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly through political shifts, cultural change and technological advances. Traditional institutions of law, religion and politics have suffered loss of ...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton Street, London on 21 April 1926. A happy childhood was spent with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, and younger sister Margaret Rose. ...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)
Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, ...
George V (1910 - 1936)
Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 28, and so it was his second son, George, who followed him as king. George had learned the navy's traditions of duty and. Blue-eyed, blunt, and ...
House of Windsor
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three generations of heirs. They, it was expected, would reign as monarchs of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In fact, the name survived only 16 years. In ...
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Citrus eccles cakes
 (голосов: 0)
Despite being called cakes, there is not a crumb of sponge in sight here. These crisp puff pastry treats hail from Eccles in Lancashire and encase a treasure chest of currants, candied peel, orange zest and spices.

Put the currants, candied peel, butter and sugar in a small pan and heat gently to melt the butter. Add the spices and orange zest and stir everything together. Cool a little.

Citrus eccles cakes

Preheat the oven to 220⁰C/425⁰F. Unroll the puff pastry on a lightly floured board. Use a 10 cm. plain cutter to stamp out six rounds.

Divide the currant mixture among the rounds, leaving about a 2,5 cm. border. Brush the edges with water and bring the pastry up and around the mixture, sealing the dough together and shaping it into a small round. Turn it over, with the seal underneath, and put on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Use a knife to cut two holes in the top of the pastry, then brush with water, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp.

Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.