This really is an oldie, but a it’s a goody. Simple to make and one the kids like.
This is another of those slice recipes that Mum’s bowls club gathered together for their Simple Slices Recipes fund raiser booklet. Those ladies certainly had a great collection of recipes and enjoyed sharing them for the club.
These are a slight twist on ordinary rock cakes. The addition of peanut butter gives them a lovely nutty flavour. It’s another treat that would be good in the lunch box.
Cooking these in a muffin tray would seem to me to make them the ideal size for a children’s or even adult’s lunchbox. The added bonus is that they’re quick and easy to make.
This is a modern version of the old Hedgehog recipe which only has walnuts added to the biscuits, cocoa and eggs. A couple of tablespoons of rum, pecans and sultanas would certainly step it up a bit.
A friend was giving lemons away this morning, so it seems like a good time to share this recipe. The filling is a coconut lemon curd and sounds yummy. I also like the idea that you can freeze any leftovers, if there are any that is!!
All I’ve ever known about Eccles cakes is that they are English. So when I found this recipe I thought I’d better find out a bit more about them. Good old Wikipedia tells me that ‘Eccles cakes are named after the English town of Eccles. It is not known who invented the recipe, but James Birch is credited with being the first person to sell Eccles cakes commercially, from his shop in the town centre in 1793″. Any fans of the 1950s Goon Show will also know that Eccles was a character played by Spike Milligan – an amiable, well-meaning man with no wits or understanding, in other words a bit of an idiot. So the humble Eccles Cake has quite a history.