Carrot and Walnut Eccles Cakes and a Nice Cup of PG Tips Tea!

Three lovely fresh tasting teas have recently been added to PG Tips range.  They've teamed up with top chef Tristan Welch who has come up with some lovely recipes to compliment their new range of teas.

Carrot and Walnut Eccles Cakes
The leaves are pressed at different stages during fermentation in order to capture and preserve the genuine and refined taste of fresh tea in each new 

PG Tips Tea
  •  The Fresh One: Pressed within hours of picking to give a uniquely clean, smooth, golden and fresh-tasting tea.  A refreshing pick-me up
  • The Delicate One: A delicate tasting blend that combines lightly pressed leaves and decaffeinated tea. A gentle, mellow cup for those moments of relaxation
  • The Strong One: A full flavour blend with extra-pressed leaves and a rich, rounded character. For those times when you need a kick start.
Carrot and Walnut Eccles cakes recipe from top chef Tristan Welch for PG Tips:
To make 8 you will need:
100g grated carrots
85g dark soft brown sugar
1 large egg
50ml rapeseed oil
80g whole meal self raising flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
Zest of 1 orange
100g sultanas soaked in water for 1hr
80g walnuts crushed
500g puff pastry
½ tea spoon baking powder
A sprinkle of sugar and a dash of milk to finish

How to do it:
Using an electric whisk beat the sugar, eggs and oil together until light and airy
Fold in the flour, spices and baking powder, followed by the zest, carrot, sultanas and walnuts, cover the mix and keep chilled until required.

Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface until the pastry is between 3-5mm thick, cut out 10-14cm in diameter circles – you should get approximately eight to ten circles.

Place a dessert spoon in the centre of each circle of each puff pastry.

Brush a little water on the edges of the pastry and then fold them in to form a pattie shaped parcel.

Turn them over and brush with milk and sprinkle with the sugar, place on a baking tray making 3 cuts on the top with a knife and bake for 30 min at 180C

Serve warm from the oven and with a nice cup of The Fresh One from PG tips.

Carrot and Walnut Eccles Cakes

PG Tips new range of teas are available in any good supermarket. 
I loved both the Fresh and the Delicate teas.  I'm sure the Strong one is equally as nice to most people, I'm just not a lover of strong tea. 

Thank you to PG Tips and Jen for sending me some to try.

1 comment

  1. Ooh the eccles cakes look beautiful, never thought about varying the filling!


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