Classic Welsh Cakes

Classic Welsh Cakes


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About this recipe: We attended a fayre in Wales and the ladies of the local church were baking and selling these traditional cakes. We asked for the recipe and they graciously shared it with us.

Flo Buehler

Serves: 24 

  • 500g plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 75g lard
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 350g raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 100ml milk

Prep:2hr  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr8min 

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Add butter and lard and mix until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and raisins. Beat the eggs lightly and add to flour mixture with just enough milk to make a firm dough similar to shortcrust pastry. Chill dough 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Roll the dough to 5mm on floured surface and cut with a cutter into 7cm rounds. Cook the cakes on a greased frying pan over low heat until golden brown. Cool and sprinkle with sugar.

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