Lancashire Eccles Cakes 4pc (image 1)
Lancashire Eccles Cakes 4pc (image 1)

Lancashire Eccles Cakes 4pc

These Lancashire Eccles Cakes are jammed full of vine fruits, and have a delicate flakey pastry thats impossible to resist. Ideal as they come, or heat in the oven and leave till warm, and enjoy the Eccles Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream!

Product Code: 5011403997670

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Suitable for Vegetarians


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Eccles cakes are small, flat, pastry-based cakes filled with Vine Fruits, but mainly raisins. The word Eccles is believed to come from a Greek word "ecclesia", meaning assembly. The church at Eccles held an annual service known as the Eccles Wakes, after which a fair was held and food and drink, including Eccles cakes, were consumed.

When the Puritans came to power in 1650, both Eccles Wakes and Eccles Cakes were banned, the cakes because they were too rich and sumptuous. Thankfully, the cakes as well as the King were restored during the Restoration.

Originally, just as with Yorkshire puddings, each Lancashire family once had its own recipe for making Eccles Cakes. Many of the earlier recipes included the use of mincemeat, yeast, rum or brandy. The first modern Eccles Cake was made in 1796 by James Birch, who set up a cake shop opposite Eccles Parish church. It is thought he took his recipe from Mrs Elizabeth Raffaid's 1769 book The Experienced English Housekeeper. In her book the cakes were known as "sweet patties". Whatever the origins of the modern Eccles Cake, they soon became a top seller and as early as 1818 they were being exported to America and the rest of the world.

Recently, Eccles cakes have hit the headlines again, with proposals being put to the European Commission to prevent bakers from calling cakes "Eccles Cakes" unless they have actually been made in Eccles. This follows from previous battles over Champagne and Sherry. For the record, British Sherry is now called British Fortified Wine -- such a snappy name! So if you want to make your own Eccles Cakes, act quickly, before we have to call them something else -- flat, raisin-filled pastry cakes, perhaps?

Eccles Cakes Ingredients:

Vostizza Currants (20%), Raisins (20%), Untreated Wheat Flour, Butter (9.1%), Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Vegetable Margarine, Dried Skimmed Milk,Salt

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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