Welsh Cakes

    25 min

    Traditional Welsh pancakes. These make a lovely afternoon treat for children coming home from school! I think you get the best results if you use an electric griddle.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 300g (10 oz) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 120g (4 oz) sugar
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (or allspice)
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 170g (6 oz) butter
    • 100g sultanas
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 60ml milk

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

    1. In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg & salt. Mix well.
    2. Cut in butter & blend into dry ingredients until the mixture appears like coarse breadcrumbs. Add sultanas, beaten eggs & milk; mix into soft dough.
    3. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, roll out gently (will be a soft dough) to about 1/2cm thick. Cut out pancakes using a 6cm cutter.
    4. Preheat electric griddle pan to 180 degrees C or heat a heavy non-stick frying pan to medium heat.
    5. Lightly grease griddle or pan with a knob of butter.
    6. Place cakes on griddle and allow to cook for 2 -3 minutes or until golden. Flip over to cook the other side.
    7. You can add a sprinkle of sugar at this point, if desired. Place on plate to cool and serve warm.

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    Used different ingredients. Made the recipe Gluten Free by: Using Dove's Farm Gluten Free Plain Flour with 2 tsp gluten free baking powder  -  05 Mar 2009


    These aren't proper Welsh Cakes! Welsh Cakes use a traditional recipe containing a mix of lard and butter, mixed spice, mixed fruit (raisins, currants, sultanas), flour. baking powder and sugar. They should NOT be cooked on an electric griddle! They should be cooked in the traditional way on a proper baking stone. If you don't have that then a heavy based pan or griddle would be preferable.  -  22 Feb 2012


    I made this for my family and they all liked it though I had to let them cook for a while to insure they were cooked all the way through. I'm not sure we have the same version of sultanas here in Alaska as is used in the UK so I used raisins. The nutmeg made these extra tasty and I added some cinnamon. Placing these in freezer bags allowed these to be reheated in the toaster through out the week for a quick snack.  -  05 Oct 2008