"We attended a county fair in Wales and the ladies of the local church were baking and selling these. We asked for the recipe and they graciously shared it with us. This has been converted to US standard. They are delicious and not as sweet as some of our style cookies. Dried currants can be used in place of the raisins." — Flo Buehler
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I am welsh, living in Canada. I have always made welsh cakes and my husband said that they were never as good as his mothers! I tried this recipe and now these are BETTER THAN HIS MOTHERS.Thanks
my recipe uses all butter, no lard and a couple tablespoons of nutmeg
This recipe is similar to one my Dutch gramma has made before. I use all butter instead of the lard. I've also added a tsp. of nutmeg and added white chocolate chips and craisins, and served them at a Christmas brunch. Everybody loved them! Thanks!
I've had welsh cakes in Wales also. This is a very good basic recipe using american measurements. I also used all butter and added a bit of nutmeg. And a light sugar dusting when they come out of the pan.
just a Sugestion From A welshman:Why not use desicated coconut in the mix ,Strawberry Jam (US Jelly)sandwiched.Also A teaspoon of Nutmeg also can be used
I am a fan of the welsh cakes -- Liked the ball/pat method rather than the rolling/cutting.
Delicious, just like our church makes. Definatley add a touch of nutmeg, it makes a big difference in taste. This was my first attempt at making these cookies and i have to say it was very easy. I wanted to dust mine with sugar but forgot, oh well they are still very good. Will dust with sugar next time.
Nice standard Welsh cakes recipe. The recipe doesn't clearly state this, but when baked on a griddle, these scones have to be flipped so as to end up with two bottoms. Another reader suggested adding Nutmeg. In the suggested quantity I think that is overpowering. Traditionally, the spice used was Mace, which is a related milder spice, but it's more expensive than nutmeg. It will give the pastry a golden color and that mysterious "what's that spice?" quality. For this recipe use about 2 tsp of Mace.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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