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Monday, 28 February 2011

Saint David's Day - Welsh Cakes (Teatime Treat)

Happy Saint David's Day.
March 1st 2011 
Another chance to show you my Daffodil Yarn!

The first flowers in my garden this year

Welsh Cakes



  1. Rub the fat into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.
  2. Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/¼in thick and cut into rounds with a 7.5-10cm/3-4in fluted cutter.
  3. You now need a bakestone or a heavy iron griddle.  (I used a good frying pan) Rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on to a direct heat and wait until it heats up, place the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once. They need about 2-3 minutes each side. Each side needs to be caramel brown before turning although some people I know like them almost burnt.
  4. Remove from the pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm. Some people leave out the dried fruit, and split them when cool and sandwich them together with jam.


  1. sounds lovely but there's those scary little black beady things again ;o) I bet the smell delish when cooking though! x

  2. Tickety Boo - your locusts would love them, mine did! Couldn't ya just break with tradition and try chocolate chips?

  3. Wow! I can't believe it. I have been celebrating in the US for years. I even got the date put on my employer's calendar. My husband had grandparents from Wales, so we started celebrating years ago. I make a meal of leek and potatoe soup, onion cake (layered potatoe and onions) and Glamorgan sausages (really baked cheese sticks). I have never made Welsh Cakes. Sometimes, I have ordered them delivered from a company in PA. I will have to do a blog post this week about my family's celebration.

  4. Those cakes look yummy! I'm sure they taste yummy too...

  5. Thanks for the memo. Inthesky on Saint Davids' day.... just contacted Sue's Dad to say Happy St David's day as he was born and bred in Wales.

    ps Any flap jack recipes would be appreciated :-)

  6. Crochet with Raymond6 March 2011 at 18:25

    Oh wow, did you spin the daffodil yarn? It is gorgeous and thats it! I've had it! I must learn to spin NOW! :O)


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