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Welsh Cakes Recipe

Welsh Cakes Recipe

Ingredients: Makes 4

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
5 ml/1 tsp baking powder
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp ground mixed (apple-pie) spice
50 g/2 oz butter or margarine

50 g/2 oz lard (shortening)

75 g/3 oz caster (superfine) sugar
50 g/2 oz currants
1 egg beaten
3045 ml/23 tbsp milk


Mix together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice in a bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine and lard until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and currants. Stir in the egg and enough of the milk to make a stiff dough. Roll out on a floured board to 5 mm or 1/4 in thick and cut into 7.5 cm/3 in rounds. Bake on a greased griddle for about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

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