Kishmish Pancakes

    25 mins

    An easy batter of atta, raisins and nutmeg, cooked on a tawa into a 'cake'. These traditional Welsh pancakes are a real treat for children coming home from school.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 120g sugar
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (or allspice)
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 170g butter
    • 100g raisins
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 60ml milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg & salt. Mix well.
    2. Cut in butter & blend into dry ingredients until the mixture appears like coarse breadcrumbs. Add rasins, beaten eggs & milk; mix into soft dough.
    3. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, roll out gently (will be a soft dough) to about 1/2cm thick. Cut out pancakes using a 6cm cutter.
    4. Heat a heavy non-stick frying pan to medium heat.
    5. Lightly grease pan with butter.
    6. Place cakes allow to cook for 2 -3 minutes or until golden. Flip over to cook the other side.
    7. You can add a sprinkle of sugar at this point, if desired. Place on plate to cool and serve warm.

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    Used different ingredients. Made the recipe Gluten Free by: Using Dove's Farm Gluten Free Plain Flour with 2 tsp gluten free baking powder  -  05 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    These aren't proper Welsh Cakes! Welsh Cakes use a traditional recipe containing a mix of lard and butter, mixed spice, mixed fruit (raisins, currants, sultanas), flour. baking powder and sugar. They should NOT be cooked on an electric griddle! They should be cooked in the traditional way on a proper baking stone. If you don't have that then a heavy based pan or griddle would be preferable.  -  22 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    I made this for my family and they all liked it though I had to let them cook for a while to insure they were cooked all the way through. I'm not sure we have the same version of sultanas here in Alaska as is used in the UK so I used raisins. The nutmeg made these extra tasty and I added some cinnamon. Placing these in freezer bags allowed these to be reheated in the toaster through out the week for a quick snack.  -  05 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)