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Traditional Welsh Cakes



36 piece(s)


  • 100 gram sugar
  • 225 gram plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 gram Butter
  • 100 gram currants/sultanas
  • 1 egg
  • 20 gram Milk
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
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Recipe's preparation

    Preparing the Dough
  1. Describe the preparation steps of your recipe

  2. Mill sugar to castor sugar 4 sec/ sp 10.  Remove from bowl.

    Add flour, 85 grams of castor sugar, baking powder, mixed spice, salt and butter to bowl.  10 sec/sp5.

    Add currants/sultanas, egg and milk to bowl 20 sec/sp 1Counter-clockwise operation.

    Turn out onto thermomat and roll into a ball.

  3. Making the cakes
  4. Lightly flour thermomat.  Roll dough flat to the thickness of your little finger. 

    Cut out rounds (or hearts) and re roll trimmings and cut out until no dough is left.

    Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with oil or butter and place over a medium heat. 

    Cook the welsh cakes in batches, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through.

    Sprikle with remainder castor sugar.

    Will stay fresh in tin for a week.

    Freeze well.



My mum was welsh.  

Valentines doesnt need to be about romantic love.  Welsh cakes, to me, mean family love, love of tradition and memories that evoke the feeling of love or to be loved.

These are DELICIOUS!!!!  Please make and enjoy these tmrc_emoticons.)

Welsh cakes are a traditional sweet treat.

National Cwtch Day (cuddle) is 25 January.

St Davids Day (Patron Saint of Wales) is 1 March.

Welsh wooden love spoons are given as presents at weddings and milestone birthdays.


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  • Delicious. I am Welsh and these are as traditional...

    Submitted by Leljones on 15. December 2017 - 01:31.

    Delicious. I am Welsh and these are as traditional as they get. I make them all the time and everyone loves them.

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  • I made these and took them to

    Submitted by lmgal on 15. April 2016 - 21:28.

    I made these and took them to a friends house - she is Welsh.  The whole family loved them!  Have since made them a few more times.  Perfect every time. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I can't wait to try these and

    Submitted by Julie Bird on 7. February 2016 - 11:15.

    I can't wait to try these and so nice to know you'd recipe is a traditional one! tmrc_emoticons.)

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