Welsh tea cakes

    25 min

    Similar to pancakes but thicker - these are simply delicious eaten warm, with butter and jam.

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    Makes: 16 Welsh cakes

    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 100g butter
    • 70g currants
    • 1 egg
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • Caster sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and 100g sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Using clean fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Toss in currants.
    2. Beat egg and milk with a fork; add to flour mixture; mix gently with fork, just until blended. Dough should be consistency of pastry dough.
    3. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness with floured rolling pin on lightly floured board oe work surface. Cut out 16 rounds with a 7.5cm biscuit cutter. You may need to re-roll the dough.
    4. Heat greased griddle pan or large heavy frying pan over moderate heat until few drops of water jump when dropped on surface. Cook, a few at a time, for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip them over and cook another 3 minutes, or until golden brown on second side. Remove to wire cooling rack.
    5. Sprinkle with sugar or serve with butter and jam.

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    Good moist recipe but I added a teaspoon of mixed spice for extra flavour.  -  03 Mar 2014


    They are just called Welsh cakes 👌 very good recipe though 😀  -  04 Jan 2014


    My grandfather was Welsh and I can remember my grandmother making Welsh cookies when I was a small child. I was so thrilled to see this recipe on the site and decided to give it a whirl after talking to a coworker from the UK who said he had not had the cookies since he was a kid either. My 3 year-old daughter helped me make the cookies and we both had a blast! Instead of currants (I couldn't find any at my local grocery store) we used dates because I don't particularly care for raisins. They tasted wonderful and came out looking great! My coworker from the UK said that they were excellent - just like the ones his Welsh "Nam" used to make. My boss loved them so much I swear he ate half the batch. Will definitely make again! Thanks!  -  29 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)