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Welsh cakes for St Davids Day

I love the way blogging seems to make me really aware of the seasons and holidays. Perhaps it’s just me trying to entertain 2 small children or spending too much time on Pinterest. Anyway St David’s Day seems to be our next holiday so we tried making Welsh cakes. A couple of years ago we had a lovely weekend in Cardiff Bay and, as I was pregnant at the time,  I enjoyed lots of Welsh cakes.

They are so simple to make I’m annoyed that I haven’t made them before. It’s also such a simple recipe and method that they’re great for making with kids.

You will need:

225 self-raising flour
75g caster sugar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
110g unsalted butter
100g sultanas
1 egg
3 tbsp milk

photographs of how to make Welsh cakes for St Davids DayTo make the cakes first mix the flour, sugar and spices together then place in a food processor with the butter (cut into small cubes) and mix. Place into a mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix again until you have a soft dough.

On a floured surface roll out your dough until it’s about half a centimetre thick and cut into rounds.

Grease a griddle pan and fry on a low heat for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and sprinkle with caster sugar. Delicious eaten warm or cold.

Welsh cakes recipe



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    February 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Ha! We’re trying these next week.I hope ours come out as tasty looking as yours.

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    February 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Yummy. Can’t wait for St David’s Day as it is also School allocations day *bites nails*

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    Evette Garside
    February 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

    They look fun and easy to make. I have no idea when St David’s day is tho? It’s pancake day soon too isn’t it?
    Always something

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    February 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve never even heard of these before but they look fab – will def be trying them x

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    Kate Thompson
    February 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    They look yummy! Son number two has just been put on a gluten free diet so thanks for posting this – I can now adapt his favourite treat easily 🙂

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    Mummy of Two
    February 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I have never made these before but you make them sound very easy!

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    Sarah Bailey
    February 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve never made Welsh Cakes personally but I do love the taste of them so I may have to add them to my try to bake list. Thank you for sharing. x

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    Emily @amummytoo
    February 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Ooooh, I love love love Welsh Cakes. These ones look delish.

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    February 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I know what you mean about blogging making you more aware of holidays! These look good!

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    laura redburn
    February 18, 2014 at 8:18 am

    yum, i loooove welsh cakes!

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    February 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I haven’t baked in many years (I know, poor Aaron), but looking at these has my mouth watering…. I may just have to do this!
    Liska xx

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    February 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I’m back again 😉

    Thanks for joining in with the Parenting Pin It Party this week.

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    February 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Looks great, and love that they are made in a frying pan! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    March 1, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Made these today for St. David’s Day – they were fantastic! So yummy!! And my 3 year old loved helping – great activity for her.

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