Welsh Cakes

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recipe by Cai Phillips

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Welsh cakes (Welsh: picau ar y maen, pice bach, cacen gri or teisen radell), also Welshcakes or pics, are traditional in Wales.They have been popular since the late 19th Century, they are a traditional tea-time treat that are really easy to make. Eat them warm from the stove, or store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Inspired by: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/welsh_cakes_16706

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
    225g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    110g (about ½ cup)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    85g (about ½ cup)
  • Sultanas icon
    about ¾ cup (115g)
  • Egg icon
    x 1 (about 50g)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Add self raising flour and salted butter to a clean medium bowl
  2. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  3. Add caster sugar, sultanas and egg to the medium bowl
  4. Mix in well until just combined
  5. Roll out on lightly-floured surface until 1/4" thick
  6. Cut into rounds
  7. Grease
  8. Cook until golden brown - 2 min
  9. Flip until golden brown then set aside - 2 min
  10. Repeat
  11. Sprinkle a clean small bowl with caster sugar
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