3/01/2011

Picau ar y maen - Welshcakes

Happy St David's Day! Thought I'd make a few Welsh cakes to celebrate. My husband likes them well done and I prefer them golden.

 I got my lovely Emma Bridgewater daffodil mug for Mother's Day last year.

This is Gran's recipe which I always use, hence the lbs and ozs! After sprinkling sugar on top, she always added a knob of butter. We ate them warm, straight off the bakestone.

This recipe makes about 24 cakes, but I halved it today as there are only 2 of us;  I'm not sure if they'd freeze well.

1lb plain flour
4oz margarine
4oz lard [I use Trex]
4oz currants
6oz caster sugar
1/2 tspn mixed spice
1 tspn baking powder
1 egg
pinch salt
2 tbspns milk

Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, then rub in the fat. Add the currants and spice and mix together.
Beat the egg a little then add with enough of the milk to make a firmish dough.
Roll out on a floured surface till about 1/4" thick, then cut into rounds.
Grease a bakestone and cook the Welshcakes for about 3 mins each side till golden.
Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with sugar. They're best eaten warm, on the day they're made.


4 comments:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Oooh they look heavenly Snowy.

julie said...

Happy St David's Day, Eira!

Those Welsh cakes look delicious, I must try to make some, perhaps on my crepe appliance...

Norm said...

Happy St David's Day (OK, I'm a little late!). I love Welsh Cakes and use my Mum's recipe - lots of childhood memories. I like them golden too.

Are you enjoying Trespass? I just finished it - I liked it.

Choclette said...

Oh welsh cakes - they look so good. I keep meaning to make these and keep forgetting. St David's Day would have been the perfect day to have done it. Glad you made it.