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Making Welsh Cakes with a Welsh Girl

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Having recently visited Wales, I had the opportunity to try Welsh Cakes.  I had never come across them before as I am not sure that they stock them in our supermarkets, but fear not, they are really easy to make. Here is how my Welsh friend showed me how to do it:

Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100g butter, cut into small pieces (plus extra for frying)
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • splash milk (if needed)

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Instructions

  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl and then add sugar, cinnamon, baking powder.
  2. With your fingers, rub in the butter and until you have a crumbly mix.
  3. Add in the currants.
  4. Whisk the egg in a separate cup.
  5. Make a space in the middle of the mix and add the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough (the texture should be similar to shortcrust pastry.)
  6. At this stage you can add a splash of milk if it seems a little dry (a little milk goes a long way so add in tsps.)
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger.
  8. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings.
  9. Grease a heavy frying pan with butter, and place over a medium heat. On our electric cooker setting three worked best.
  10. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3-4 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through.
  11. Sprinkle with caster sugar and enjoy! Thanks go to Candice for this recipe!
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