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Welsh Pancakes

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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.


  • 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

Welsh Pancakes recipe


  • Sieve the flour into a large bowl with the baking powder and salt.
  • Rub the margarine/butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then stir in the caster sugar and raisins.
  • Add in the egg and up to 2 tablespoons of milk if you need it. Mix until you have a soft dough.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool on a wire rack and dust with caster sugar.


  • Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and jam