Welsh cakes have been popular since the late nineteenth century, yet I’ve hardly eaten them, let alone made them myself.
So in celebration of St David’s Day on March 1, I decided to give the traditional Welsh treat a try using a super easy recipe.
Instagram foodie @cakeontherun is known for her incredibly quick bakes, and her Welsh cake recipe is another winner.
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I had all the basic ingredients in my pantry and the all-in-one method was so easy to follow I ended up eating them for breakfast instead of saving them for later.
For anyone who has not tried them before, they are a cross between a cookie, a scone, and a pancake but are truly unlike any of these things when it comes to taste and texture.
Studded with sultanas, they are sweet and chewy yet crumbly and bread-like.
The recipe by @cakeontherun contains no eggs, so can be suitable for vegans if using dairy-free margarine and milk.
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Welsh cake recipe (makes 10)
- 125g self raising flour + extra for dusting
- 50g margarine
- 50g caster sugar + extra for dusting
- 50g sultanas or raisins
- 2 tbsp milk
- Squeeze lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice or cinnamon
- Put everything into a large bowl and mix until it becomes a dough. If it’s too wet add a tbsp spoon extra of flour, and if it’s too dry add a tbsp of milk.
- Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and then use a small cookie cutter or rim of a glass to cut out rounds.
- Fry them in a dry pan, or griddle pan if you have one, on each side for a few minutes until they are golden.
- Serve them onto a plate and while they are still warm toss them in extra sugar.
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