Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are a really simple, tasty treat.  Originally baked over an open fire, they are traditionally served with butter and preserves.  Eat them up while they’re still hot!


Makes 6-8

150g self-raising flour

50g caster sugar

25g currants or raisins

25g butter

25g lard (or butter if you prefer)

1 beaten egg

Pinch of salt

½ tsp mixed spice

tablespoon whole milk


Step 1: Put the flour, sugar, spice and salt into a bowl and rub the butter and half of the lard in with your fingers.  Add the currants and then rub in the egg and with your fingers until you have nice stiff dough, similar to short crust pastry.

Step 2: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 3cm thick.  Cut out circles using a cutter. 

Step 3: Melt a little of the lard in a pan and fry the welsh cakes on each side until golden brown.

Step 4: Sprinkle them with caster sugar and serve with jam.


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