If you are looking for a new treat to go with your coffee, then be sure to try these Welsh Cakes.
If you are of Welsh heritage, you might have tried Welsh Cakes or at least heard of them. My dad is part Welsh and I've had them before but have never made them. As luck would have it, our friend is and after being out to dinner with them recently, we headed back to their place for dessert.
Dave had just made a batch, of which I had a few, and then they were kind enough to send some home with me. Of course I had to take some photos and even better, he shared his recipe with me!
The cake recipe is from his grandmother (called Nan) and as far as they can tell, it is from the 1930's. These are considered a teatime favorite. I love that they aren't overly sweet which is why I can probably eat a few at a sitting!
Do you have a family favorite passed down from generations ago? I do and this reminds me I need to dig out some recipes and get a baking! I can picture my Italian grandmother making some of her favorites and I'm happy to have those recipes to share with my family. Stay tuned for some treats!
Traditional Welsh Cake - a delicious treat!
- ½ lb unsalted butter or margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup currants, softened in hot water and drained
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Add eggs one at a time and mix well
- Sift together flour, nutmeg, baking powder and slat
- Carefully blend flour into egg mixture
- Mix in currants
- Roll dough on lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into rounds about 2 inches in diameter.
- Bake in a lightly buttered electric skillet (about 325) until lightly browned. Do not overbake. Flip and bake other side.
- Remove to rack, sprinkle with granulated sugar, and cover with a clean, dry towel
- Allow to cook slowly
Dough may need to chill slightly. Cookies will get hard and dry if you overwork the dough or add too much flour. Delicious warm or cooled.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 60 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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cooking with curls says
I may need to swap chocolate chips for the currants, but they look delicious, LOL! I need friends that make fun foods, you are so lucky. 😉
Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
This looks so good, Deb! Like little pancakes!
Kelly LifemadeSweeter says
These are so adorable! I've never tried them before but they look and sound delicious!
Deb, these are wonderful!! You know I love the old recipes! I'm so glad Dave shared his Nan's little cakes with you, and that you shared them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! 🙂
Jamie Sherman says
How sweet to share the recipe - everyone needs friends like that! 🙂
Cathy Trochelman says
I love these little cakes! They almost look like little pancakes...perfect for tea, indeed 🙂
Audrey Humaciu says
I have never heard of these, but I pinned it to try them. Found you on You're Gonna Love It
Karly Campbell says
This looks right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
I have made these three times already - the family loves them. Not too sweet and so tasty. I have tried various jams/jellies on them. So far, my favorite has been lime jelly. (Which I made because I love lime, although I wasn't sure what to do with it once made!) I am making them again today and thought I should finally post my thanks. Such a great recipe!
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Patty I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe... thanks for leaving such a nice comment!
Just to confirm, you cook these in a skillet on a stovetop? Not in the oven? Just want to make sure. As soon as this question gets answered I'm hoping to make them. 🙂 Thank you!
Deb Attinella says
Yes, a skillet....I should have said not overcook...hope you enjoy them and I would love to know how you like them them.