Soak the following overnight:
1 heaped tsp mixed peel
Mix the following together:
1lb self-raising flour
6oz white granulated sugar
1/4 tsp mixed spice
1 egg, beaten
Caster sugar to serve
Entered by Rebecca Gall on 11/11/2013
Four years ago I made a YouTube video of my Grandma Betty's signature recipe: her delicious traditional welsh cakes. I was so glad I did as just 6 months later she sadly passed away. She claimed she'd made a batch of 24 every week or so since she was twelve years old and since she lived to be over ninety, that's a lot of welsh cakes!
She always used her trusty ancient Kenwood Chef which of course stars in the video. Four years have passed since I made the video so I think I'm now ready to try making my first very own batch of welsh cakes - and of course, it wouldn't feel right to use anything other than a Kenwood Chef mixer. Here she is making her welsh cakes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VusEzppQH8g
Makes 24 Welsh cakes.
- Take the soaked fruit and add it to the dry ingredients. Add the beaten egg. Mix all together until combined.
- Separate into four portions on a floured board.
- Roll each cake out and cut into circles with a pastry cutter.
- Bake on a traditional welsh bakestone or griddle for just a few minutes either side, turning once when it becomes golden brown.
- Sprinkle cakes with a light dusting of caster sugar. Serve hot!