Welsh cakes

Ingredients
225g plain flour

100g butter

75g caster sugar

50g currants

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp mixed spice

1 egg

A pinch salt

A little milk to bind
Method
1.
Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and mixed spice) together into a mixing bowl. Cut up the butter and rub into the flour. Stir in the sugar and fruit, pour in the egg and mix to form a dough, use a little milk if the mixture is a little dry.

2. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to about the thickness of a biscuit. Use a pastry cutter to cut out rounds.

3. Cook the cakes on a greased bake stone or griddle until golden. The heat should not be too high, as the cakes will cook on the outside too quickly, and not in the middle. Once cooked sprinkle with caster sugar and serve with butter.

As an alternative you can try mixed dried fruit or tropical fruit. Some grated lemon or orange rind is also good. An unusual but delicious addition is 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers with some citrus zest. Add a little orange juice, zest and icing sugar to some soft butter to serve with the Welsh cakes.
 
Recipe courtesy of www.visitwales.com
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