It's really very easy to make Welsh Cakes if you have great ingredients and a few simple tools.  Now, because of our Welsh Cake mixes, you can create your own amazing Welsh Cakes in your own home.  

GETTING STARTED:

You will need a rolling pin, a bowl and a spoon for mixing.  A pancake griddle or frying pan will be perfect for griddling your cakes. If your griddling surface is not non-stick, you should lightly grease it. You will also need an egg (or egg replacer) and a little milk.  

METHOD:

Preheat a frying pan over medium heat (2.5 on an electric stove) or an electric griddle to around 250 degrees F.  

In a large bowl or food processor, add mix and butter.  Cut butter into dry mix with a fork, or pulse in food processor until mix resembles coarse meal.   Using softened butter will make it go quicker and it works just as well. 

If the mix has been blended in a food processor pour mixture into a large bowl.  Add flavor ingredients (Chocolate Chips, Currants or Cranberries) and blend with a spoon.

In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk.  Gradually add egg mixture to dry mixture.  YOU MAY NOT NEED ALL THE LIQUID. 

Gently blend until it resembles a smooth ball of cookie dough.  The dough should not be wet. 

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, dust rolling pin with flour and roll to 1/3" thick, about the thickness of a wooden spoon handle.  Cut with 3" round cutter or a cup re-rolling scraps until you have 12 cakes approximately. 

Cook 5 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown.  Cakes will rise slightly when cooking. 

Cool on a rack or paper towel and enjoy.  Store or freeze leftovers in an airtight container. 

Cut dough can be wrapped and frozen (keep for a month) or put in the fridge (for a week) and then left to thaw prior to griddling so you can make fresh Welsh Cakes anytime. 

HOW SHOULD I EAT MY WELSH CAKES?

We love to eat our Welsh Cakes plain, with a dab of butter or honey or even with a little jam.  

We hope you enjoy making Welsh Cakes as much as we do.  Have fun and happy griddling!


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