Welsh Cake

These traditional Welsh cake are perfect for elevenses, or for an afternoon treat, and are at their most delicious eaten whilst still warm!

These traditional Welsh cake are perfect for elevenses, or for an afternoon treat, and are at their most delicious eaten whilst still warm!

welsh cake

Welsh Cakes recipe

Makes approx 24 | Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 20 mins for the whole batch

Ingredients:

  • 350g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 175g butter
  • 115g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 120g currants
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Method:

  1. Sieve together the flour and the baking powder and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the caster sugar and currants, add the egg and mix in with enough milk to form a soft, but not sticky dough.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out to a thickness of approx 5mm. Use a fluted cutter to cut into rounds, rerolling the surplus dough until it is all used up.
  4. Heat a flat griddle or heavy based frying pan to a moderate temperature and grease lightly with butter. Cook a few Welsh cakes in small batches for 2 mins on each side, until they are a light golden brown. Once they look puffy they are ready to be flipped over.
  5. Sprinkle with caster sugar to finish.

TIP:

  • You can add mixed spice to this recipe or use different fruits such as cranberries or cherries and sultanas.

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