Friday, February 26, 2010

Welsh Cakes

2 cups white flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar (granulated)
6 tablespoons of butter (or half butter, half lard)
1 cup raisins
~1/4 cup of milk

-Sift dry ingredients (except raisins) together and rub in butter until fine breadcrumb in texture
- Add the raisins and stir in well
- Add in milk slowly until a stiff dough is formed
- Roll out to ~1/4 inch thickness and cut into rounds
- If you have a griddle use it, otherwise a large (preferably thick bottomed) frying pan works well. Grease lightly and warm to medium heat. Put on the cakes until lightly brown, then turn and repeat. You don't want it too hot or they'll burn. Each cake will be ~5 minutes to cook through.

While warm sprinkle with sugar and enjoy with butter or jam!