My Welsh Cakes

    20 mins

    Traditional Welsh 'cakes' cooked on a griddle or bakestone (a heavy, flat iron pan, just like a tawa).

    5 people made this

    Serves: 72 

    • 250g caster sugar
    • 275g butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 500g plain flour
    • 175g raisins or currants

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat a griddle or bakestone to moderate heat (165 - 175 C). Grease lightly.
    2. Beat sugar and butter together, adding salt and baking powder. Beat in eggs. Mix in 250g of flour and sultanas. Stir in remaining 250g flour. If too dry add a little milk; if too wet add a little flour.
    3. Roll out about 5mm thick and cut out rounds using a cutter. Roll out trimmings to use all the dough. Place rounds on hot griddle and brown on both sides.

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    I live in Wales and this is the nicest "pick" as we call them recipy nice and moist and my 2 boys enjoyed makeing them with me but I turned them thank you very much I'll use this one often.  -  11 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i know nothing about bakestones. Nothing. I thought it was a cookie that you fry on the stove. Wrongo. Its more like a funky pancake. Truth be known, i didn't care for it much. And i've got alot left over in the fridge.. maybe the recipe could use a little elaboration?  -  29 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Bakestones are really just a larger welsh cake. Eat with a cup of tea with your feet up.  -  18 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)