Welsh cakes

Puddings and cakes

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes
Enjoy traditional Welsh cuisine such as Welsh cakes at Penrhyn Castle © ©NTPL/Paul Harris

Enjoy traditional Welsh cuisine such as Welsh cakes at Penrhyn Castle

Ingredients

  • 225g / 8oz self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 55g / 2oz butter
  • 55g / 2oz margarine
  • 85g / 3oz sugar
  • 40g / 1½oz currants
  • 40g / 1½oz sultanas
  • 1 egg

Method

This traditional Welsh recipe has been a firm favourite in our tea-room at Penrhyn Castle and in homes all around Wales for generations. It's really simple so why not give it a go yourself?

  1. Rub the butter and margarine into the sieved flour and salt until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add sugar, mixed spice, dried fruit and egg and mix to form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.
  3. Roll out to 6mm / ¼inch thick and cut into rounds with a 10cm / 4inch fluted cutter.
  4. Cook on a hot griddle greased with butter for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown but soft in the centre.