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September 2013

Walnut Grove Recipes

Welsh Cakes

Makes approx 20 average sized

  • 450g / 1lb plain cake flour
  • 170g / 6oz caster (fine) sugar
  • 170g / 6oz butter
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 85g / 3oz sultanas
  • 2 eggs


1. Blend the sugar & butter in a food processor until smooth.

2. Add flour, eggs, baking powder, mixed spice and blend until it all comes together, transfer to a large bowl.

3. Add the sultanas and mix into the Welsh cake mixture until they are evenly dispersed though the mix.

4. Roll out onto a lightly floured flat surface until it is all about 5ml thick. Using a cutter, cut out the Welsh cakes to the desired size.

5. Preheat a heavy based frying pan (iron skillets are the best) to a medium heat. Place the Welsh cakes in and cook on a medium heat until golden brown, turn over and repeat.

6. When cooked remove from pan and roll in caster sugar, allow to cool and then eat!

Serving Suggestions

The dough can be made a couple of days in advance, wrapped in cling film & kept in the fridge - just roll out, cut & cook to order.

Serving Suggestions

Perfect with a cup of tea, or if you use a small cutter can be used for petit fours. Best served slightly warm, when they have nearly cooled down from cooking but are not completely cold.

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