"All the loaves of bread were gone, and the only things left were a couple of stale Eccles cakes
, a dead wasp and a couple of bluebottle flies."
TASTY AND NO FLIES IN SIGHT MY piece about Eccles Cakes
prompted Dave Whitworth, of Mount, to get in touch.
There will also be an English carvery and local specialities including Lancashire hotpot and Eccles cakes
on the menu, as well as a 12m dessert counter, which will include a double Swiss chocolate fountain.
It makes mince pies special, instead of mere Eccles cakes
with airs and graces.
In Lancashire, John Waite is cooking up Eccles cakes
, and Strictly star Lesley Joseph visits the stately home at Osterley Park in Middlesex.
Morris Quality Bakers is North West England's finest bakery, delivering morning goods, breads and specialities such as Eccles cakes
and confectionaries from its bakery in Coppull near Chorley, handling more than 12,000 orders a week.
ECCLES CAKE-INSPIRED MINCE PIES "I adore Eccles cakes
and I absolutely love mince pies, so for me these are the best Christmas treat ever.
The dessert menu offers steamed jam roly poly with jam sauce and fresh vanilla custard, warm eccles cakes
with home-made stilton ice cream, lemon curd and clotted cream mousse with warm mini cones and strawberries.
Her signature bakes are chocolate cake, her flaky pastry, Eccles cakes
and vanilla slices.
But whatever you do, don't compare them to Eccles cakes
When the Eccles cakes
near room temperature, serve with a crumbly white cheese of your choice for afternoon tea, or as an alternative to dessert.
There were gags about trying to get decent Eccles cakes
in Central Asia, despots with dodgy human rights records and the inadvertent shooting of Ibexes, all of which - unlike Mitchell's character who mistakenly took out one of the Tazbekistani sacred goats while out hunting - resoundingly failed to hit the target.