Authentic Welsh Cakes

Happy St David’s Day everyone!  Today is the day of the Welsh Cake.  These beautiful airly little drops of deliciousness are everywhere in Wales today and I hope everyone has the chance to enjoy them. But if not, why not make your own?  This recipe is a tried and tested, passed down the generations recipe and can be made with entirely plastic free ingredients.  The trick is to have the proper equipment for this.  A good, old fashioned, thick based griddle pan is essential for them to work properly.  Good luck.

Ingredients:

225g self raising flour

100g butter

50g caster sugar (plus some for sprinkling)

50g mix of currants and sultanas

1 egg

3 tbsp milk

Method:

Rub the fat and flour together until you have a crumb like consistency.  Add the egg, sugar and fruit and enough milk to make a thick dough.

Roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter to cut out the welsh cakes.

Place on a hot griddle pan for a couple of minutes on each side.

Sprinkle with sugar


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