Welsh Pancakes

January 01, 2013

Welsh Pancakes

No St David’s Day is complete without Welsh Cakes, and although there’s no batter in these pancakes, we’re claiming Welsh Cakes as Welsh Pancakes for our tribe! Unlike a cake, which traditionally bakes in the oven, Welsh Cakes are cooked in a pan like pancakes.

Welsh Pancakes
   

Ingredients

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 115g Butter or Margarine, Diced
  • 85g Caster Sugar (plus a little for dusting)
  • 70g Raisins or Sultanas
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 Medium-Sized Egg

Method

  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl with the baking powder and salt.
  2. Rub the margarine/butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then stir in the caster sugar and raisins.
  3. Add in the egg and up to 2 tablespoons of milk if you need it. Mix until you have a soft dough.
  4. Lightly flour your worktop to ensure that the mixture doesn’t stick, and then roll out your dough to about 5mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles of your dough. About 5-7cm is ideal.
  5. Heat a griddle pan to a medium heat (a plain old frying pan will do fine if you don’t have a griddle). Add a little butter to grease the pan and cook your Welsh Cakes for about 5 minutes on each side or until risen and golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack and dust with caster sugar.

Top Tip

Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and jam



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