Welsh cakes

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Serves: 8

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  • 225g self-raising flour sieved

  • 110g butter Welsh if possible

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 1 eggs slightly beaten

  • 1 handful cumin seeds or sultanas


  1. In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour. Add the sugar and then the egg. Mix to combine and with your fingers bring together into a dough, using a splash of milk if required.
  2. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness, and cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter.
  3. Rub a heavy-based frying pan with butter and wipe off the excess. Heat up on direct heat. Place a few cakes on the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until caramel brown.
  4. Remove from pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm.

Handy Hint

These cakes are quick and easy to make at short notice for teatime, and are delicious eaten warm.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • Budget

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Snack

  • Lunchbox

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • GlynisW 01/03/17 19:50

    I am Welsh and was brought up watching my mother making Welsh cakes on a 'maen' or traditional heavy bakestone which I now use. I have never, ever see a recipe for Welsh cakes with a handful of cumin seeds in the ingredients. Where on earth did you get this recipe from? Shouldn't this be a handful of sultanas or raisins or even currants? Most bizarre Weksh cake recipe I've ever seen.

  • Sandieplop 01/03/15 11:37

    Delicious! Forgot to add sultanas as not in method, so had half plain and half with, worked out well for fussy DC, and sultana loving DH :-)

  • bigbluebus 03/03/13 12:32

    I think the fact that I made these at 11.30am and by 12.00 most of them had been eaten (and there are only 3 of us) speaks for itself!! A good way of filling up teenage boys.

  • Jennio2 28/02/13 11:38

    Add 1tsp of mixed spice to the mixture and they will taste even more yummy. Also remember that you can make the dough and leave in the fridge to cook when you're ready. They only need 1-2 mins cooking on each side- and if you are being healthy I don't use butter in the pan just a non-stick pan. Doesn't make them any less tasty!

  • llaregguBOO 16/10/09 12:08

    Not a bad recipe, but add some spices to make them like my grandmother.

  • violetskies 01/03/08 20:32

    My favourites, they remind me of my Nan. I hadn't got the recipe before now so thanks.