Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Teisen Cymraeg (Welsh Cakes) Recipe

Welsh Cakes
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup currants
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
butter, honey, or marmalade topping

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter
with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Mix together currants, 1/2 cup sugar, 
and egg and stir into dry ingredients. Sprinkle in milk 1 tablespoon at 
a time. Mix until all ingredients are moist or dough almost cleans side of bowl.
Gather dough into a ball. Roll out 1/2-inch thick on lightly floured
board and cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds.
Cook on lightly greased griddle or skillet on the stove top
about 3 to 5 minutes per side until golden brown.
Roll in sugar. Makes about 2 dozen Welsh Cakes.
Delicious with orange marmalade and tea.
They are a bit like a sweet biscuit.

Tea time today will be with a bracing black tea and a Welsh Cake.
A different sort of tea time for me, but perfect for a winter day.


wisps of words said...

Oh my but they do sound delicious!!!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

These Welsh cakes look Yummy....and orange marmalade topping, even better. It's nice how you start each day with a cup of tea, Marilyn. Do you like coffee as well?


Jeanie said...

I'm going to need to copy this one down. These look really good. And I finally found currants in the store so I have all the ingredients!

Lorrie said...

These look and sound so yummy. Perfect with tea on a snowy (!) afternoon like we're having. I'll keep these in mind.

Angela McRae said...

These look delicious, and I love that it's a Welsh recipe!

Jean | said...

Marilyn, it's been far too long since I've made or had Welsh cakes. Love the photos. As I sip my tea just now, it's as if I'm having tea and a Welsh cake right along with you!

Bernideen said...

Dear Marilyn:
I love any regional tea recipe and historic ones are wonderful! More interesting I guess. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Oh, these look sooo delicious! I've somehow not made these before. So I'm thankful for your good recipe, Marilyn. I have some currants in the pantry cupboard that need using up... ;) ((HUGS))

Laura said...

Oh I'll be trying these for certain. One of my great grandparents was from Wales and I've always been fascinated by Welsh things.