Welsh Cakes

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.

Welsh Cakes
Makes 15

225g/8oz self raising flour
110g/4oz butter
75g/3oz caster sugar
75g/3oz sultanas
1 tsp mixed spice
1 egg

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.



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