These North England treats are called cakes but are really pastries with a sweet and spicy fruit mixture inside.
My Mum used to make these, I do too but Mum used to add a bit of chopped mint to them, realy special, my husband loves them too. - 11 Jul 2012
Fab recipe,turn out exactly as they should. For those who haven't made them before, when you turn them over to roll them, only give a few little gentle rolls, they should not be too big, and don't worry if some of the currants show through a little, makes them more authentic! - 26 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a super recipe! Our family is from the North of England and my father used to love these when he was younger. Since 1947 when he came to Canada he has only had them rarely so he was thrilled when I made some and took them to him yesterday. Both he and my Mum say that they are the best they have ever tasted. This was the second time I have used the recipe and I was better at them this time. I have made a couple of minor adjustments - the puff pastry I buy comes in two rolled squares. I find that by just cutting each into four squares I can still form them into rounds after filling them and turning them over. This saves having to cut them into circles. I also didn't like to throw out the egg yolk so I add that to the filling. It didn't seem to alter the taste or the result. Thanks again for a great recipe I know I am going to use again and again. - 24 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)