Wiltshire Lardy Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    12 squares

    • Difficulty


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By Mark Hix

Published 2006

  • About

This cake is just what its name suggests - lardy, but not as bad and fatty as it may sound. It’s sort of based on a puff pastry-type recipe, layering the dough with fat and then folding and rolling. These days you don’t get many recipes recommending the use of lard, but here it makes the cake deliciously gooey. It is rather filling, though, so you don’t need too much. Lardy cake is traditionally from Wiltshire, although you find it in bakeries throughout the South West, and I remember eatin