Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Welsh Cake Recipe (A favourite of Mr Rees, Proprietor of Quality Cottages)

If you are unable to be in Wales you can still enjoy
a traditional Welsh treat on St David's Day

250g (8oz) SR flour
75g (3oz) butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
75g (3oz) currants
1 egg
a little milk to mix
extra caster sugar to sprinkle
1/4 teaspoon mixed (spice optional


Rub fat into flour
Add dry ingredients
Add egg & milk
Mix to a stiff paste
Roll out, cut into rounds and cook on a bakestone (or a heavy based frying pan) over a medium heat until golden brown.
When cold sprinkle with sugar. Alternatively butter before eating.

Bakestones (in Welsh planc,maen,llechwen, gradell) are made of cast iron. Secondhand ones can sometimes be bought in Welsh antique shops or new ones in Welsh craft shops and country hardware stores. 

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