Welsh Cake Recipe

Published February 28 2019
1 minute read

Bake your own Welsh Cakes this St David’s Day with this easy recipe:


225g self-raising flour
85g caster sugar
100g butter or margarine, cut into small pieces, plus extra for cooking
50g currants / raisins / sultanas / chocolate chips
1 egg, beaten
splash milk
1 pinch of salt


1. Tip the flour, sugar, pinch of salt into a large bowl, and then rub in the butter until crumbly.
2. Mix in the currants or chocolate chips and stir well.
3. Work the egg into the mixture until you have a soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry.
4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface until 5mm thick.
5. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings.
6. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with a little butter and place over a medium heat.
7. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 – 4 minutes each side, until golden brown, crisp and have risen slightly.
8. Delicious served straight away with a sprinkling of extra caster sugar.