Classic Welsh cakes

12
45 minutes

Ingredients

Welsh cakes

  • 325g of self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 125g of golden caster sugar
  • 125g of butter, chillled and diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g of mixed peel
  • 25g of raisins
  • 25g of sultanas
  • 2 pinches of mixed spice
  • salt
  • 1 dash of milk

To serve

  • golden caster sugar
  • butter

Method

1
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt and mixed spice in a bowl
  • 325g of self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 125g of golden caster sugar
  • salt
  • 2 pinches of mixed spice
2
Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • 125g of butter, chillled and diced
3
Stir in the mixed peel, raisins and sultanas until well-combined
  • 50g of mixed peel
  • 25g of raisins
  • 25g of sultanas
4
Add the eggs, one by one, and beat well. Add a splash of milk, if necessary, to bring the mixture together until you’ve formed a soft dough
  • 1 dash of milk
  • 3 eggs
5
Sprinkle flour on a work surface and roll out the dough to a 1cm thickness with a rolling pin. Cut out rounds with a 7cm cutter
6
Cook the cakes over a low heat on a skillet for 8 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and serve warm, spread with butter and sprinkled with sugar