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Welsh Cakes

Yields20 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

child baking welsh cakes

 ½ cup chilled unsalted butter
 1 ⅔ cups self raising cake flour
 ¼ cup sugar
 ¼ tsp ground allspice
 ½ cup golden raisins
 1 large egg, beaten

Rub the butter into the flour as you would if making scones, then stir in the sugar, spice, and dried fruit.


Add the egg to make a soft but not sticky dough. Form a disc, cover with plastic wrap, and leave in the refrigerator for a minimum of 20 minutes. This step is very important - don't skip, or you will end up with a sticky mess!


Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch, and cut out your little cakes with a round cutter about 3 inches wide; keep re-rolling until you have used all the dough.


Preheat a dry griddle or cast-iron frying pan and cook the cakes for about 3 minutes each side, until golden brown. Remove to a cold plate and sprinkle with sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20