Chorley Cakes Recipe

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 Updated 10/03/2017

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Chorley Cakes are a typical regional speciality, very similar to other regional cakes such as Eccles Cakes and Banbury Cakes and more widespread cakes such as Hot Cross Buns (in as much as they were a sweet pastry combined with dried fruit). Traditionally they were baked for religious festivals, often by specially appointed bakers..


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  1. Roll out the pastry into an oblong approx. 1/4" thickness.
  2. Cut into four circles using a small plate as a guide.
  3. Place the currants in the centre of the circles.
  4. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  5. Moisten the edges with milk and fold together.
  6. Press and roll until the currants show through the pastry.
  7. Brush on top with a little milk.
  8. Bake in a moderate oven for around 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 cakes


finally an easy to make Lancashire dessert
#4 - fred - 03/15/2012 - 11:21
thanks 4 helping me make a chorley cake my teacher will be impressed [ps its 4 a project]
#3 - ellis - 10/15/2008 - 11:51
thank you 4 the recipe, it helped me get an A at school!!!
#2 - Abby - 09/04/2007 - 12:05
I think they are O.K in the fridge for a couple of days.Not much beyond that.
#1 - Ellie - 07/09/2007 - 14:38
Please can you tell me how long after baking can Chorley cakes be kept before eating.

#0 - kath clark - 07/09/2007 - 02:58
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