Having made egg and bacon pies and pasties over the past few weeks I still have a couple of sheets of pastry left in the freezer to use up. Might make these to have with Australia Day drinks, but I think I’ll add a little bit of Swiss cheese for extra flavour.
I think you’re supposed to make these for kids parties, but with a bit of luck there’s some left over for the adults. They’re best using cocktail frankfurts, but you can use chipolata sausages if you prefer.
These would be great at a party or to have with drinks before dinner. However you serve them, they’re quick, easy and tasty.
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 always think of pinwheels being savoury not fruity and sweet, but this recipe is a great idea. With the apple in them they might go a bit soggy if you leave them in the tin too long, but I hopefully they’d be eaten before that could happen.
I’ve changed the name of this recipe as I don’t think Crumble Puffs is a very good description. They seem like a very light fruit mince tart to me – light and fluffy and fruity. Just right for this festive season.
Here’s another recipe from the Pampas Pastry Finger Food Recipe sheet. I can imagine a glass of bubbly in one hand and one of these in the other – a great way to start a party off I reckon.