Easter Cakes

Fran, Centre Manager for the National Park Visitor Centre at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, shares a recipe for Easter Cakes. The recipe was given by Mary Bell for use in the Dales Countryside Cookbook, published by the Friends of the Museum in 1993.

Easter Cakes


  • 3 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces plain flour
  • 3 ounces caster sugar
  • 2 ounces clean dry currants
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1 egg


Beat the butter to a cream, then mix in sugar, flour, cinnamon and currants. Make into a paste with beaten egg. Roll out thinly and cut into rounds. Sprinkle with caster sugar, bake on greased baking trays in moderate oven until slightly browned.

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