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gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
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Welshcake Recipe
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:13:36 pm »
Has anyone got a tried and tested reipe for welsh cakes ?

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 07:57:15 am »
Ooh, I LOVE welsh cakes - only had then twice at the SmallholderShow in Wales but love them.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 08:50:49 am »
I have never made these but the recipe sounds very easy.

225g/8ozs self-raising flour
110g/4ozs butter
75g/3ozs sugar
1 small egg
Handful of currants

Rub butter into the flour
Add sugar and fruit
Add the beaten egg and form a stiff dough
Roll out to a quarter inch thick and cut with a 2 inch cutter
Bake on a griddle


Let us know if you make them and they are good

Sally
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DJ_Chook

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Mid Wales
  • Chicken mad, nothing else just chickens.
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 11:19:21 am »
I have my version but it's not authentic but everyone says that are well better than any packet they buy. It's not precise measurements either.

1 part sugar (caster or icing, I find that the granulated sometimes hasn't dissolved)
2 parts fat ( I use lard and butter)
4 parts self raising flour
2 parts sultanas( I soak them first just because I like them juicy)
Mixed spice as much or as little as you like. I don't think they traditionally had any in it.

I use the measurement "part" very loosely. If I am making a small amount I use a tablespoon... 1tbs sugar, 2 tbs fat, 4 tbs flour. If I am making loads it's a mug of sugar, 2 mugs of fat, 4 mugs of flour etc.

Rub fat into flour, add sugar & spice, add fruit, add a little water(just a few drops) to bring it all together into a very stiff dough, roll out dough and cut shapes.

I don't have a griddle but I do have a non stick panini maker. I cook them on just the bottom bit for 5 mins per side. Once they are cooked I like to coat with a little melted salted butter and dip them in spiced sugar.

Not very authentic but delicious.

See now I've typed all this I am going to have to go make some now!

Chicken nutter extraordinaire.

gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
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Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 12:15:59 pm »
Thanks peeps, keep them coming we are going to have a go on Saturday if we can find the time.

DJ_Chook

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Mid Wales
  • Chicken mad, nothing else just chickens.
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 12:30:28 pm »
I'm going to have to stop reading this recipe section.  After reading this thread and replying, I just had to go make some.

1 tea spoon sugar
2 tea spoons of fat
4 tea spoons of SR flour
few drops of water

Just enough for 4 welshcakes... for me.

« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 11:08:05 pm by DJ_Chook »
Chicken nutter extraordinaire.

Dan

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Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 12:44:27 pm »
I've going to have to stop reading this recipe section.  After reading this thread and replying I just had to go make some.

Awesome, I'm going to go and make some too, absolutely love Welshcakes.  :thumbsup:

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 04:38:17 pm »
never had them before so obviously I'm going to have to go and try some.....

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
H Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 10:45:15 pm »
They certainly look like some of the best welsH cakes I've seen. Thanks for sharing the recipe and pics.  :thumbsup:

VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Re: Welshcake Recipe
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 02:14:50 pm »
Genuine welsh recipe for welsh cakes

8 oz plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinammon
4oz butter (butter is best, but hard margerine will do.

Stir up the dry ingredients and rub in the fat.

4 oz light brown sugar

Mix in

Couple of handfuls of sultana

Mix in.

Two medium eggs.

Mix it all up so it all sticks in a ball. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out using round pastry cutter. Cook on a hot greased griddle (I just use the rayburn hotplate) turning halfway through cooking. Done when they hold together and are lightly browned on both sides. If they burn, turn down the heat!

Should make about 20. If it does more than this you have rolled the mixture out too thin.
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