3/02/2012

Welshcakes

I couldn't let St David's Day pass without making some of my Granny's welshcakes. I have her bakestone too [or llechfaen as she called it], rather black but still usable. Her recipe was in ozs and lbs so I've changed it to metric.

450g flour
1 tspn baking powder
110g margarine
110g lard
175g currants
1 tspn mixed spice
1 egg
2 tbspn milk

Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl then rub in the fat. Add the fruit and spice and mix in.
Beat the egg and add to mixture to make a firm dough. if needed add siome of the milk. Don't make the dough wet!
Roll onto a floured board to about 1/4 " and cut into rounds.
Cook on a greased bakestone or heavy bottomed frying pan for about 3 mins each side till golden.
Cool and sprinkle with sugar.


I don't use lard or margarine, I use butter. Granny used to make about 30 Welsh cakes out of this amount; I seem to make much less - about 16! They're best eaten warm on the day they're made, as they tend to go hard - but they're still good to eat!

2 comments:

Shaheen said...

Belated Happy st Davids Day wishes to you. I am really impressed that you stil have your Grannys bakestone. like you I use butter in my welshcakes too. kind wishes

Norm said...

I have such fond childhood memories of Welsh cakes! My Granny is Welsh and my Mum used to make them for us quite often - I remember them fresh from the griddle, sprinkled with crunchy white sugar!

A now very belated St David's Day Eira!