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Recipes Welsh Cakes

This recipe was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 91, no 10, November 2019

Welsh Cakes

by Bill ‘Hi ho’ Wheeler
As handed down from my grandmother; my mother having emigrated from Wales when six years old.

2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 50g butter, 50g lard, ⅓ cup sugar, ⅓ cup currants, ¼ tsp mixed spice, ¼ tsp salt, 1 egg, 2 tbsp milk.

  • sift the flour, baking powder, salt and spice into a bowl
  • rub in the fats until the mixture is as fine as bread crumbs
  • beat egg lightly and stir into the mixture
  • add just enough milk to make a stiff dough
  • knead a few times to get it smooth then roll or pat out lightly to 12 mm thickness
  • cut into rounds about five cm diameter
  • heat frypan to 180°C and lightly grease with butter or lard
  • place the cakes on this and cook uncovered for about three or four minutes then turn and cook the other side for a similar time

Serves 10-12


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