Grandmother's Welsh Cakes

    35 min

    This recipe has been given to me by my mother-in-law, who comes from the Welsh Valleys, who says it is the same recipe as used by her Grandmother. Just amended the ingredients to show metric.

    Sussex, England, UK
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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g plain flour
    • 50g sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
    • 100g currants, sultanas or cherries
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 2-3 tablespoons cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Mix together all of the dry ingredients and dried fruit.
    2. Stir in beaten egg and enough cream until you get a soft dough.
    3. Roll out on a floured surface until about 1/4" (5mm) thick. Cut with a 2" (5cm) cutter.
    4. Bake on a greased bakestone, griddle or heavy frying pan for a few minutes each side, until nicely browned.
    5. Serve hot with a knob of butter and sprinkle with sugar, or serve with jam or honey (Welsh if available).


    You could substitute the cream for 25g of butter and rub this into the flour before adding the remaining ingredients. Then just add a little milk if needed to make a soft dough.

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    1 egg and 2-3 spoons of cream ? This was no where near enough liquid to bind the dry ingredients together which makes me think if there is an error in the recipe  -  02 Dec 2015