Homework Welsh Cakes
My son goes to a fantastic school which specialises in special needs education. They make sure he has the best education and he loves it. He especially loves his cooking class every week. We encourage this in the house – my kids love helping out Daddy in the kitchen. This week my son came home with his first homework of the year: Make Welsh cakes! Awesome! They even gave us a recipe to work from.
I have to admit, having in lived in Wales for 27 years, I have never cooked Welsh cakes. I have always meant to get round to ‘having a go’ but never did. So, we made these yesterday, and I have got to say that they were lovely – it was a really simple recipe and delicious. Even though I am not suppose to eat stuff like this anymore I couldn’t resist a little nibble.
As I said, I can’t lay claim to this recipe but I thought I might share, especially as I seem to be getting quite a few visitors to this site from different parts of the world, I thought it would be a nice introduction to some welsh cooking heritage.
225/8ox Self raising flour, sieved
110g/4oz (preferably Welsh) salted butter
1 Free range egg
Handful of Sultanas
85g/3oz caster sugar
- Rub the butter into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs.
- Add the sugar, sultanas and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough.
- Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/1/4in thick and cut into rounds.
- Place in a dry frying pan on a low heat. Cook until brown, turning once.
It doesn’t take long and it’s a really simple recipe to do. If you have kids, they will love it! The other bonus is they are great with a cuppa of tea or coffee. All courtesy of my son’s school teachers.