Chorley in Lancashire is a town typically associated with a popular sweet treat: the Chorley cake! What is it? A lot of people refer to the cake but do not know what it actually is, and it is often (sadly) confused with the Eccles cake too.
It is important that the Chorley cake is recognised for its traditional qualities. It is a flattened pastry cake, typically filled with currants. It differs significantly from the Eccles Cake, which uses typically sweetened flaky pastry, whilst the Chorley cake uses plain short-crust. This is an important difference and also results in the Chorley cake being typically flatter and denser. It can be readily enjoyed with butter on top as an ideal afternoon snack.
But cake is not the only food you can enjoy in Chorley. The town and surrounding areas have a number of farmsteads known for livestock reared to quality standards. This results in locally-sourced meat, often sold at the market, which tastes brilliant.
Particularly popular products in Chorley in light of the local farming tradition also include chutneys, and also a range of speciality ice creams. A visit to the town will have you quickly acquainted with a number of shops and tea rooms boasting some of these local delights.
A prime example of a business showing the great Chorley food tradition at its best is Hog Roast Chorley providing an expert service in the area. They source their meat as locally and ethically as possible, before cooking it through with the best method – a hog roast. This allows for tender pork and a real visual spectacular. You can sample their service for yourself and see the range of options they have available when you visit their website at: www.hogroastchorley.co.uk