My easy recipe for making Welsh Cakes.
Yes, I have Welsh blood, my great grandparents were Welsh from the Valleys, and despite the Welshness being completely diluted I love traditional Welsh food. So here is one of my favourite recipes:
- 8oz self raising flour
- 4oz butter at room temperature
- 3oz caster sugar
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- 3oz sultanas or mixed fruit
- 1 Egg
- Extra caster sugar or icing sugar for dusting
Makes about 15 depending on size of cutter and thickness.
- Measure out and sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl (flour, sugar, spice)
- Rub in the butter by hand or use a processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
- Add in the sultanas or mixed fruit.
- Beat the egg and add to the bowl.
- Bring the mixture together, you may have to use your hands for this. If the mixture is too dry and doesn’t look like it’s going to create a dough, then add a little milk.
- Prepare a surface to roll the dough out on with a little flour. Roll the dough to about ¼ inch or 5mm thick.
- Use cutters to make rounds and put to one side for a few minutes.
- Find a large flat bottomed frying pan or skillet. Lightly grease with unsalted butter and warm to a medium heat. Add 4-5 of the dough circles and cook on both sides for 3-4 mins. Keep a watch on them at about 2 minutes so that they do not burn.
- When nicely browned on both sides, remove from the pan and place on a wire tray to cool for a few minutes.
- They then can be dusted with caster or icing sugar and probably eaten before they have time to cool!
Other variations are:Apple and Cinnamon, Orange and Chocolate, Lemon and Ginger.