Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Welsh Cakes - #BreadBakers

I have been doing a lot of traveling lately. I've missed two things so far - a specific large supermarket chain and the sun. I never appreciated the brilliant South Florida sunshine until now. Bleak winter mornings may look great in a stylistic picture but they are just not for me.

For this month's Bread Bakers, Anshie challenged us to make griddle breads. I chose to make Welsh Cakes which are like a cross between a biscuit and a scone. They're slightly sweet thanks to the sugar, dried fruit and an optional dusting of powdered sugar. Mine are a bit on the small side since the only make shift cutter I had is two inches in diameter. Make them whatever size you like best.

Look below the recipe for other griddle bread recipes.

Welsh Cakes (adapted from BBC Good Food)
225 grams flour

85 grams sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
100 grams butter, cold
50 grams raisin
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons milk, more or less may be needed


Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, mixed spice and salt. Cut the butter into cubs then cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the raisins and the beaten egg. Add just enough milk to form a fairly stiff dough.

Roll out the dough approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut out 2-3 inch rounds.
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Lightly grease the pan and cook the Welsh cakes until lightly brown on each side. It helps to cook one first just to see how long it will take. Adjust the heat as needed.

Serve warm with a bit of powdered sugar.


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  1. I love Welsh cakes but never have tried to make them at home. Your cute little ones are tempting me to make them soon.

  2. Oh I love me some Welsh cakes!! I quite like the size of your cakes .. I can a few in one go.

  3. I have seen these but never tried them, I have to make this recipe soon. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Your Welsh cakes are adorable Kelly. Way to go.

  5. Quick, easy and delicious Kelly! My son lives in south Florida, and the heat can be unbearable!

  6. I never heard of Welsh cakes. These cakes look very light and fluffy!

  7. I have never had Welsh cakes, nor heard of them. These look so good! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  8. I have never heard of Welsh cakes before but you have me very intrigued.

  9. Lovely Welsh Cakes Kelly! I have tried them once, many years ago and was amazed at how easy you can make something delicious in minutes without the need of an oven! Thanks for sharing!

  10. these look perfect for tea party, Kelly ! never heard of these :) thanks for sharing :)

  11. Yum, love the dried fruit addition!

  12. Yum, yummy!! Soft and fluffy Welsh cakes.

  13. Small ones means you can eat more, right?! These sound great, especially with the dried fruit and spice combo. Yum! Hope you're finding the sun now!