Grandma Betty’s Welsh Cakes by Rebecca Gall

Grandma Betty's Welsh Cakes by Rebecca Gall

Posted by Competition Entrant on 11/11/2013

  • Vegetarian
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  • Serves: Up to 8 people

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Ingredients

Soak the following overnight:
4 cherries
1 heaped tsp mixed peel
2oz currants
3tbls milk

Mix the following together:
1lb self-raising flour
6oz white granulated sugar
8oz margarine
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.

Method

  1. Take the soaked fruit and add it to the dry ingredients. Add the beaten egg. Mix all together until combined.
  2. Separate into four portions on a floured board.
  3. Roll each cake out and cut into circles with a pastry cutter.
  4. Bake on a traditional welsh bakestone or griddle for just a few minutes either side, turning once when it becomes golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle cakes with a light dusting of caster sugar. Serve hot!

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Ingredients

Soak the following overnight:
4 cherries
1 heaped tsp mixed peel
2oz currants
3tbls milk

Mix the following together:
1lb self-raising flour
6oz white granulated sugar
8oz margarine
1/4 tsp mixed spice
1 egg, beaten
Caster sugar to serve

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