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Welsh Cakes
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:11:58 pm »
Seen as it is 'St Davids Day' today i thought it would be nice to add a traditional welsh food for this day.

Welsh Cakes

225g/8oz self-raising flour, sieved
110g/4oz (preferably Welsh) salted butter
1 egg
handful of sultanas
milk, if needed
85g/3oz caster sugar
extra butter, for greasing

1.Rub the fat into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.

2.Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/┬╝in thick and cut into rounds with a 7.5-10cm/3-4in fluted cutter.

3.You now need a bakestone or a heavy iron griddle. Rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on to a direct heat and wait until it heats up, place the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once. They need about 2-3 minutes each side. Each side needs to be caramel brown before turning although some people I know like them almost burnt.

4.Remove from the pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm. Some people leave out the dried fruit, and split them when cool and sandwich them together with jam.

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Re: Welsh Cakes
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 08:18:38 am »
Thanks @TG - I love Welsh Cakes  :)
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Re: Welsh Cakes
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 08:21:00 am »
I might try these, but maybe make them savoury with cheese and herbs instead of fruit.
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Re: Welsh Cakes
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 08:28:52 am »
When I used to visit my Nan in Wales she would always make me some Welsh cakes made the traditional way on a bakestone and to eat them warm was the best thing ever.

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