If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would sit you down while I cooked us up some Welsh cakes using my new cast iron pan.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would ask me why I am making these little sweet treats, and I say, well, I had an update on my genetic makeup and found out that I am 5% Welsh. You laugh…and say is that why you have so many daffodils in the garden? And I laugh too.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would decide not to talk about Covid or anything else in the news at the moment. Instead we would talk about the tulips in the Botanic Gardens, books we want to read (Stanley Tucci Taste is on my list), films we want to see (Julia) and places we want to go (anywhere…literally anywhere…).

If we were having coffee..or even a cup of tea I would serve you up the Welsh cakes, still a little warm, all ready to eat.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would say these are delicious, can I have the recipe? And I of course say yes.

Welsh Cakes

  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 100g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg
  • 30ml milk (might need more depending on size of egg).

Mix flour and salt, rub in butter, stir in sugar and currants.

Mix to a fairly stiff dough with the egg and milk.

Roll out to about 1/2cm thickness and cut into rounds.

Bake over a moderate heat on a griddle/heavy frying pan for about 3 minutes on each side. 

Nice when still warm, but still good cold.

Entered in This Week’s Coffee Share hosted by Natalie the Explorer. Pop over and join in!

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  1. I love Welsh cakes. Have you tried Singing Hinnies? Really similar but no sugar and from Northumberland way. Perfect with a cup of tea.

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  2. Your Welsh cakes look delicious and would go well with a cup of tea. Yes, let’s talk about books, films, gardens and places to go. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  3. You have ‘hit the spot’ with Welsh (Griddle) Cakes – that is what a dear Welsh friend called them. She introduced me to these while we were living in Mmabatho (in the then Bophuthatswana) and often bemoaned that when they had to leave Uganda in a hurry after an edict by Idi Amin, taking only what they could carry, “I had to leave my Welsh griddle pan behind!”

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  4. I’ve never had a Welsh cake before. Unfortunately the U.S. banned currants so my best bet would be dried raisins. I would love to make these.

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  5. Those Welsh Cakes looks delicious! I have never heard of them before. I might try the recipe next weekend. Thank you for the idea! I hope your weekend is great!

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