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.


225g self raising flour

100g butter

50g caster sugar (plus some for sprinkling)

50g mix of currants and sultanas

1 egg

3 tbsp milk


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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