Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!
In honour of St David's Day - the family Welsh Cake recipe
If you fancy trying this during your stay you'll find a bakestone in the pantry ( and a food processor in the cupboard - it makes the rubbing in of the fat and flour much easier....)
8 oz self raising flour
3 oz butter
3 oz sugar
2 oz dried fruit ( currants traditionally but sultanas are fine)
1/2 level teaspoon dried mixed spice
1 beaten egg
Rub the butter into the flour and spice
Add the fruit, sugar and egg
Stir well and mix to a dough with a little milk. Don't let it get too soft or you'll have a sticky mess when you try and roll it out. Use as little milk as possible just so it doesn't crumble.
Roll out to about 1/8 th inch thick - you will need plenty of flour to stop it sticking if you were over generous with the milk.
Generally the recipes say thicker than this but it is then much harder to cook them through without them burning. Burnt Welsh cakes are not nice
Heat bakestone or heavy frying pan. Traditionally this would have been greased with lard but sunflower oil works as well.
Cook gently on both sides until done. Don't have the heat too high or they'll catch before cooking through. The sides should just look set and dry when they are ready.
Remove from heat, sprinkle with more sugar if you want to and eat! Some people have been known to add butter and jam too.