Christmas Welsh Cakes

For the last two weekends I’ve had a stall at Betty’s Farm Shop, near Willington. On Saturday, as a way of showing how you can use Betty’s eggs in festive cooking I made Welsh Cakes with a  festive twist. For those who don’t know what a Welsh Cake is, it is like a scone but richer due to the eggs and cooked on a griddle rather than in the oven. They are particularly good warm with a bit of butter.

They went down so well here is the recipe. Usually they are made with white sugar but these are made with soft dark sugar. This helps give the darker colour and subtle molasses taste that is so common in Christmas baking.  If required the dough can be refrigerated for up to 12 hours before cooking.

If you are around Willington this Saturday pop in to say hello and get to taste these festive Welsh Cakes.

Christmas Welsh Cakes
Makes 15

225g self-raising flour

110g butter

75g soft brown sugar

75g dried mixed fruit and flaked almonds

1 tsp mixed spice

1 egg

1) Rub together the butter and flour.

2) Mix in the sugar, spice, fruit and nuts.

3) Stir in the egg until the ingredients are well combined and form a dough. If needed add a splash of milk.

4) On a floured surface roll out the dough until it is about 5mm thick.

5) Cut out 5cm rounds (or other shapes).

6) Heat frying pan on a low medium heat. No oil is required. Cook for 2-3 min each side until cake is cooked.

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About Julie @ Apple & Thyme

A Derbyshire/Staffordshire based business that provides creative food education with the aim of making good food and cookery skills accessible for all.

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Recipe and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yummy and such a good idea. All the flavours and tastes of Christmas! X

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