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.


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.

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