Rhys's Welsh cakes

Mar 02, 2016

Welsh Cakes

Our children enjoyed helping to make welsh cakes with our cooks on St David’s Day.  Here is the recipe if anyone fancies trying them at home.  Warning: So delicious, one is not enough!

Makes about 16 cakes


225g/8oz plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ tsp grated nutmeg

90g/3¼oz golden caster sugar

115g/4oz butter, softened

115g/4oz raisins or currants

1 egg, beaten

A little milk


Put the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter. Add the dried fruit, then the egg and mix to make a dough. If it is too crumbly to roll, add a teaspoon or two of milk. The dough should feel soft, but not sticky.

Roll out the dough to ½ cm/¼in thickness and cut out as many rounds as you can. Push together the remaining dough and roll out again. Cut more discs and repeat until all the dough has been used.

Heat the griddle or pan to no more than medium heat – the cakes can burn easily – then place a few onto the pan. Cook for about 2½ to 3 minutes either side until golden and puffed. Serve hot with butter, or store and reheat in the toaster.


Acorns Nurseries are now providers of the Childcare Offer in Wales for eligible working parents of 3-4 year olds. Parents can apply by contacting the local Family Information Service.