Welsh cakes

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Welsh cakes
Welsh cakes
Servings:Servings: 6 - Makes 6 cakes
Calories per serving:302
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:27th October 2012
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"Chroesawa pawb" (Welcome all) Welsh cakes (Welsh: picau ar y maen, pice bach, cacen gri or teisen radell) are traditional Welsh snacks.

These griddle-cakes are also known as "bakestones" as they were originally cooked on a hot stone or cat-iron griddle.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Rub the fat into the sieved flour to until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add to a bowl with the sugar, dried fruit and mix well.
  3. Add the beaten egg
  4. Combine using your hands and form a ball of dough.
  5. If you need to loosen the dough a little, use a splash of milk.
  6. Roll out the pastry to a ¼" (5 mm) thick and cut into rounds with a 3-4i" (7.5-10 cm) pastry cutter.
  7. Grease a heavy griddle or tava with with butter
  8. Place on direct heat until it is quite hot
  9. Cook the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  10. Each side needs to be browned before it's turned over.
  11. Remove and dust with caster sugar while still warm.

Serving suggestions

Split in half and serve while still warm with butter and jam.

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