Monday, 28 November 2011

Welshcakes Recipe

Welshcakes have long been on my list of things to learn to make, so I was happy to come across a recipe leaflet. Of course, I can never just follow a recipe without tweaking it, so this is my variant - but it worked pretty well.

We made them in a frying pan, but now it's winter I really want to try doing them the traditional way on top of our wood-burning stove.

Makes about 30

500g self-raising flour
75g sugar
2tsp mixed spice
250g butter, chilled
200g raisins
1 egg
a little milk or water

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and spice in a large mixing bowl, breaking up any lumps.
  2. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub in to the flour to make 'breadcrumbs'.
  3. Stir in the fruit.
  4. Break the egg and add, along with a couple of tablespoons of liquid, and knead into the flour.
  5. Add just enough extra liquid to form a stiff dough.
  6. Divide into small balls and flatten to about ½-1cm thick, and about 4cm diameter. Of course, you could roll out the dough an use a pastry cutter, if you care about getting neat circles.
  7. Heat a heavy saucepan over a medium heat, without oil. Cook the welshcakes until lightly browned on each side - this should take about 4-5 minutes per side once the pan is hot.
  8. Cool before serving.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

These look tasty Rachel. you may or may not have missed me around here recently but I have been busy with our olive harvest and setting up two new blogs! I guess you had a good time in Turkey, I see you went with Thomas Cook! Good job you returned when you did!! By the way I hope you liked my review. :)

Tabor said...

Interesting. They look fairly easy to make.

Slamdunk said...

Those look good, and something that an untalented moron such as myself might even get right.

Anonymous said...

Welsh cakes are lovely. I should makes sure always to have the ingredients to hand because they make such a cheering winter teatime snack!

Jules said...

Thank you for this lovely recipe, for one of my favourites!

becky said...

Mmmmm, sounds yummy. I've never heard of Welshcakes before...

Anonymous said...

MMMMMM,..I also love Welsh cakes a lot! They look yummie :)

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping in! I'd love to hear what you have to say, and if you leave a URL, I'll be round to visit you soon. (Comment moderation is on because the spam has become overwhelming!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...