The Complete Nose to Tail gives its own version for Eccles cakes, a traditional British pastry filled with currants.
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"Keep the scurvy at bay" is the single descriptive line The Complete Nose to Tail gives to this recipe. And it's not far off: being that a whole lemon is used in the making of the cake, you'll be soaking in the Vitamin C.
The Complete Nose to Tail contains a surprising amount of dessert, though when it comes to Fergus Henderson, nothing should surprise you. There is liberal use of beef suet in the pastry, and plenty of variations on chocolate and cream. Wrinkle your nose if you must, but not without preparing some of these remarkably simple recipes.
Little more than vanilla sponge cake soaked in lemon syrup, The Complete Nose to Tail bakes it in a bowl, rind and all. The result? Soft, clinging cake with a kiss of citrus.