Anyone who fancies making a few… try this recipe. It’s pretty much standard and seems to work! 🙂
8 oz (225g) self raising flour
1. Mix flour and salt, and rub in butter until like breadcrumbs.
2. Stir in sugar and currants.
3. Add eggs and mix to a fairly stiff dough.
4. Roll out dough to approx 1/4 inch thickness
5. Use small/medium diameter pastry cutter to cut into rounds
6. Place rounds of dough on a moderately hot griddle
Note: Griddle heat is critical!
There are regional variations of course. One of my favourites was to omit the currants and add extra sugar to compensate for their sweetness. These cakes were rolled slightly thicker, and cooked in squares. When cool, they are split in half and spread with jam (or jam and butter) and sometimes whipped cream in the manner of a Devonshire scone (but much tastier) on special occasions! 🙂
The more adventurous might like to make them with wholemeal flour. These are slightly thinner and more like a ‘biscuit’ in taste and texture.. but still very moreish!
Dew… I’m getting hungry just thinking on them… aye!!
4 thoughts on “Welsh Cakes”
becst in squares with jam in – just like mother used to make – ahhhh- those were the days
I suppose the last time she made them was over here when I nagged ’til she had a go and made a big box full. 🙂
Remember us all munching them on the way to Canberra? Nice memory.
call yourself a welshman? Duw it’s hard – can’t you spell?
Hahaha… the spell checker obviously never heard of the Welsh version 🙂
I think I’ll leave it like it is!!