Recipe: Delicious homemade Welsh cakes
It will soon be St David's Day so what better time to try a tradition Welsh cake recipe. A Welsh cake, for those not in the know, is a little cake flavoured with spice and dried fruit, baked on a griddle and best served warm and sprinkled with sugar.
- Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, mixed spice) together into a mixing bowl.
- Cut up the butter and rub into the flour. Stir in the sugar and fruit, pour in the egg and mix to form a dough, use a little milk if the mixture is a little dry.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about the thickness of a biscuit. Use a pastry cutter to cut out rounds. Cook the cakes on a greased bake stone or griddle until golden. The heat should not be too high, as the cakes will cook on the outside too quickly, and not in the middle.
- Once cooked sprinkle with caster sugar and serve with butter.
- As an alternative you can try mixed dried fruit or tropical fruit.
- Some grated lemon or orange rind is also good. An unusual but delicious addition is 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers with some citrus zest. Add a little orange juice, zest and icing sugar to some soft butter to serve with the Welsh cakes.
- 225g/8oz plain flour
- 100g/4oz butter
- 75g/3oz caster sugar
- 50g/2oz currants
- ½tsp baking powder
- ¼tsp mixed spice
- 1 egg
- A pinch salt
- A little milk to bind
Recipe courtesy of Visit Wales
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