Welsh cakes

  • Total Time

    30m
    • Prep Time

      10m
    • Bake Time

      20m
  • Serves

    20
  • Skill Level

    Intermediate
  • Dietary Needs

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These traditional griddle cakes have many variations. All of them however are a good snack, not too sweet and not too large.

Method

  1. Sieve together the flour, salt, sugar, mace, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar.  Rub in the butter and stir in the sultanas.

  2. Make a well in the centre and pour in the egg and milk.  Stir until mixture comes together to a light dough.

  3. Heat your griddle or frying pan to a moderate to medium heat.  On a well floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/2 cm or so.  Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut out rounds.

  4. Grease the pan lightly with butter or vegetable fat.  Cook the welsh cakes for 10 - 12 minutes, turning once.  Control the heat so that the surface turns golden brown, and not too dark.

  5. Serve warm with butter.  Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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