Gur Cake in Ireland is reminiscent of Irish history just like its other national cuisines. Besides its fine tasting properties and its pastry delicacy, it is known to be a favourite amongst adults and children alike which is much different to when people first started buying the dessert. The pastry dish was much associated with the working class and more popular due to its affordability. Today many restaurants serve it, in a wide range of delicate finishes. On some menus, you can find it listed as Chester Cake and though it will always have the same look, you can find different fillings.
How the Meal Became a Signature
Gur Cake was known to be sweet treats children who had been known to skip school, to treat themselves to in Ireland. The name is said to come from the name ‘gorier’ which was used to describe these children and their activities known as ‘being on the gur’. The cake was made from leftovers in bakeries and instead of being thrown away, was sold to the children as they would be the cheapest meals to purchase in store. Like other national dishes though, Gur Cake has been provided in different variations across restaurants which make the treat something everyone enjoys today.
How to Make Your Own Cake
What you will need to make your own includes; bread crumbs, pastry, cinnamon rolls, raisins and other dried fruits. You will also need an egg, some milk, sugar and flour. The cake being made in layers does mean you mix the ingredients separately before final bake. You want to mix your bread, sugar and dried fruit until its thick on one side, and then prepare your pastry for bake. You line one half of the pastry and then add your bread ingredient in the centre, and then you line the top with your other pastry, then bake.