Will you believe I have drafted this recipe like 5 years ago(that’s when I paused blogging) and just hit the publish button.Been to Wales many times after I drafted this but am posting it as it is as those thoughts still reflect a part of me years ago. Not even sure if I am still feeling relevant to add more recipes as my lifestyle and food choices have greatly changed since then but for now here you go.
I know I know its a bit of long break here but am back with some sweet goodies for you, Long story short, its work-a trip to Scottish Highlands-post travel sickness-and work-and then work..Naturally I had to dive in neck full of busiest times and just floating out of it.Some times life seems like a bucket full of rotten eggs and most of the times like these sweet buttery not-so-sugary and cinnamon(y) goodness packed in the form of little soft chewy Welsh cakes, Did I say no-bake-cakes? Yes these welsh cakes are traditional no-bake griddle made tiny tea time treats that are bursting with sweet golden studded sultanas and with a soft buttery airy texture, Dare to say NO?
This is my first trial i In Wales cuisine, Btw for those who don’t know Wales is a little beautiful island in Great Britain and is one of the wettest countries of Europe.I have a very pleasant connection with this beautiful island, for we had an amazing trip in one of those warm summers . There were beautiful beaches and green landscapes surrounded me all over and the people look a bit different to what I used to see in England, You will enter into like a wonderland with road signs written in Welsh that gives a total vacation mood altogether.Though I have not tried myself much of the cuisine when I was there, the landscape reflected so much of freshness and variety.there were beautiful farms all over and we were served fresh free range eggs in the static caravan we stayed.
These Welsh cakes are traditional scone type of not-so-sweet cakes made on traditional stove top griddle.Cast iron griddles are also known as “Bakestones”, and so these are often known by the same name in certain parts of Wales, as well as griddle cakes If you don’t have a griddle pan you can use the cast iron frying pan like me,but non-stick pans are a NO-NO.They make a great treat for kids and office lunchboxes. Lets see how to make these soft Welsh cakes
Let’s start Step by step Welsh Cake Recipe
Take 120g of
- 120g Self Raising Flour /Plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder(if using plain flour)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- Pinch of salt
- 50g unsalted butter
- 40g caster sugar
- 75g currants/sultanas/raisins
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon of fresh milk
- Butter for cooking
- Caster sugar mixed with a 2 pinches of cinnamon powder for serving