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Easiest Welsh Cakes

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A tasty recipe for Welsh cakes by Mary Berry. Best sprinkled with sugar and served with butter, these treats are flavoured with mixed spice and plump currants.

Easiest Welsh Cakes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 6 oz butter
  • oz caster sugar
  • 4 oz currants
  • ¾ level tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Caster sugar for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • You will need a griddle or frying pan, and a 3 inch plain round cutter.
  • Prepare a griddle or heavy-based frying pan by heating and lightly greasing with oil.
  • Measure the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, currants and spice.
  • Beat the egg and milk together, then add this to the mixture and mix to form a firm dough, adding a little more milk if necessary. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of ¼ inch then cut into rounds with a 3 inch plain round cutter.
  • Cook the dough rounds on the hot griddle on a low heat for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown (be careful not to cook them too fast, otherwise the centres will not be fully cooked). Cool on a wire rack then sprinkle with caster sugar. They should be eaten on the day of making, served buttered.

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