After the constant nagging off my brother I have made Welsh cakes from the recipe he gave me. Traditionally they are done on a griddle over the fire, but we are yet to find a griddle suitable for our fire so I made them on the hob. Didn’t go to well with to start with as I had the pan too hot, burnt the butter then subsequently burnt the 4 first cake. They are not the easiest to flip over but thankfully I have a trusty “Hubby with asbestos fingers – Mk1″. They a similar to English scones, but I still prefer scotch pancakes as they are lighter.
Traditionally they are eaten as they are or two of the cakes are sandwiched with jam and cream.
225g/8oz self raising flour
75g/3oz caster sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
1) Rub butter into flour until it has the consistency of crumbs. Stir in sugar, sultanas and mixed spice. Break in egg and mix until you have a dough.
2) Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into 5cm rounds. Heat griddle pan to medium heat. Cook each cake for 2-3 minutes each side until golden.