I ate them on Tuesday...
I took some to my workplace on Wednesday...
and ate some more for morning tea, then again after lunch, then a quick snack with a late cup of tea in front of the telly...
This morning I had another with my morning coffee....
They're good...but I'm getting a little bit welshcaked out!
I fully intended to share the welshcakes recipe this week, and it now comes with a bit of a twist...
Jane who writes the fabulous Life on planet baby blog has set out a bit of a challenge -
a blogger bake off challenge!
Jane recently made some lamingtons (read here). She was prompted to make these by Rhi from Flour Child. Now Jane has asked if anyone wants to join in a blogger bake off. So.... I'm challenging anyone to give welshcakes a try... (Still with me?? I think I know where I'm going with this!)
I'll share the recipe and if you bake them, just post (or leave me a comment) about it and if you want you can challenge others to bake something - a blogger bake off.
WELSH CAKES / PICAU AR Y MAEN
(original recipe so in 'old' measurements)
1lb of self raising flour + teaspoon of baking powder
6oz currants or sultanas
2 large eggs
milk if required
pinch of nutmeg
Blend the nutmeg, flour, and baking powder.
Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add sugar and currants/sultanas.
Bind with the beaten eggs to form a stiff paste and add milk if needed. (I usually need a splash)
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and press out into rounds. (depends on your cutter, but I can usually make just over 40 with these quantities)
Bake each side on a moderately hot bakestone until browned.
If you don't have a bakestone (I don't) then you can use a large flat bottom dry fry pan, or do as I do and use the flat plate on the bbq! A great Welsh/Australian combination! It's the best and fastest way. I can whip up about 40 welshcakes in minutes. Beware - they can cook very quickly.
Welshcakes are delicious served warm with a sprinkling of sugar and must be accompanied with a hot cuppa. They are a blend of cake, biscuit and scone. Oh, and they freeze well.
I hope you enjoy my little reminder of home - welshcakes.