Recipe: Welsh Cakes

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Posted by Meeta K

Our regular contributor Stephanie sends in her recipe for Welsh cakes. They are somewhat like scones and are perfect for many occasions. Stephanie packs them in her kids' lunch boxes as a treat.

1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup currants, washed and drained

Mix together dry ingredients.
Cut in cold butter. You can use a food processor and pulse for a few seconds until it resembles a course meal.
Mix egg and milk together and slowly add to dry ingredients.
Stir in currents. If they looked a bit dried out, you can plump them first by placing currents in a microwave safe dish, add ½ cup of water and heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Drain and cool before mixing.
Turn onto a floured board and roll 1/4 inch thick.
Cut into rounds and fry on an electric skillet at 300 degrees Fahrenheit (or medium heat on a gas griddle) for about 5 minutes on each side. I do spray my griddle lightly with non-stick baking spray.

More bread ideas:
<30 minutes Breads
Welsh Breads
Grain Breads
Historical Traditional Breads

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This Post was contributed by Stephanie from Mix it up Meals


Welsh cakes sounds wonderful!I used to live in Llandudno,Wales.Beautiful smiling people unlike the Brits!:)

Asha said...
May 3, 2007 at 2:21:00 PM GMT+2  

If that's a picture of them, they look rather like what we Americans would call English muffins--or am I off?

scribbit said...
May 4, 2007 at 4:55:00 PM GMT+2  

They are made on a griddle like an English muffin -- but there is no yeast in the dough. It is more like a dense baking powder biscuit. A little sweeter. We like them spread with a little dab of butter and jam on top -- but my kids like them in their lunch just plain.

Stephanie said...
May 4, 2007 at 9:01:00 PM GMT+2  

this recipe is great! i've been looking for a easy welshcakes recipe and these turn out so well!
one small note... i live at a high altitude and my batter was rather wet, so i added about a 1/4 cup more flour while rolling them out and it made a huge difference.
anyway, my welsh husband thanks you!

Robi said...
October 16, 2008 at 11:00:00 PM GMT+2  

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