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:
- 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)
- Sieve the flour into a bowl and then add sugar, cinnamon, baking powder.
- With your fingers, rub in the butter and until you have a crumbly mix.
- Add in the currants.
- Whisk the egg in a separate cup.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger.
- Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings.
- Grease a heavy frying pan with butter, and place over a medium heat. On our electric cooker setting three worked best.
- Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3-4 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through.
- Sprinkle with caster sugar and enjoy! Thanks go to Candice for this recipe!