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Farmhouse Kitchen : Welsh cakes for St David's Day

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! // Happy St David's Day!

To celebrate, we’ve made some wonderful welsh cakes! Fancy giving them a go? This recipe is super easy to follow and is a traditional recipe which is has been tried and tested over many years.

I enjoy them best served warm with sugar on top…but there’s no set rule, serve them how you like!...

You’ll need:


1 pound of self-raising flower (or plain and add baking powder)

6 oz of margarine

1 oz of lard

7oz caster sugar

2oz sultanas

3oz currents

3 eggs


Grab a large mixing bowl and work the butter and lard into the flour with your hands until it resembles breadcrumbs. Then, add your caster sugar and mix, with the sultanas and currents. Crack the eggs into a separate jug and whisk very well, until a bit frothy,then add it to the rest of the mix. Mix altogether with a spoon, then once it’s started to bind together, mix with your hands. There's no need to be gentle with this mix! Leave it to rest for 20 mins.

Sprinkle flour on a clean surface, roll out the mixture so it’s about ½ cm thick. Use your cutters to create whichever shape you like.

Cook them on a dry griddle or an iron pot (no need to add oil or butter). Cook until each side is a golden brown and cooked through (normally about 3 mins).


(I just want to say thank you so much to Nia for sharing this with us, it's an old recipe her grandmother used to use, and it works wonders every time).

Give it a go and let us know how you get on #waleswithmair

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