This is almost a meal in itself as it has 2 chicken breasts, curry paste and ginger along with the sweet potatoes.
When I first read this recipe I thought it was going to be a fairly standard apricot pudding, then I came to the addition of the cocoa and realized it was actually a Chocolate Upside Down Pudding. I then read on to ‘serve warm with custard or cream’ and decided I could eat a piece there and then – yummy.
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.
I think this recipe deserves a photo as the jelly topping would look and taste really good. It’s another one from Mum’s bowls club slices recipe book, which sadly has no photos at all. The book would have been put together well before computers and Photoshop. It would have been typed and the cover would have had to have been done at the printers – the good old days……