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Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are a type of skillet or griddle cakes, or drop scones, very well liked by children. Sprinkle with caster sugar before serving.


1⁄2 c butter
1⁄4 c sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1⁄2 c currants
1 1⁄2 c flour


Knead the butter into the flour until a breadcrumb consistency appears.

Mix in the sugar, currants, mixed spice and egg until forming a uniform dough.

Roll the dough until 1/4 inch thick then cut out circles using all the dough.

Cook the shapes on a griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side before sprinkling with caster sugar and serving.

Total time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


You can use one cup self-raising flour and omit baking powder.

Do you like them light? Sift the flour before rubbing with butter.


British cuisine

easy, pan cakes
snack, breakfast
British food recipes
Food in Europe