Welsh Cakes Recipe

Welsh Cakes Recipe


“In order to be the maker of Welsh cakes the above name must be pronounced correctly. Hint LL is pronounced CL and G is pronounced K.” Janet Samber 

This is a handed down recipe. A great aunt used a griddle, an aunt used an electric frying pan.

Sift together these first 4 ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt (I don’t include salt when I make these)


  • 1 or 2 eggs, depending on size, but I usually use 2 even if they are large
  • approximately 6 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (I grate my own – it makes a difference)



  • Sift dry ingredients
  • Cut in shortening
  • Add sugar, nutmeg, currants
  • Add egg and milk
  • Form into a ball as would be done with soft pastry
  • Chill in fridge
  • Roll out to approximately 1/4 “ thick
  • Cut circles using small size pastry cutter
  • Cook on griddle or electric frying pan set on 300 degrees. (I just use a regular frying pan: when golden brown turn over to cook other side.)
  • When cooked on both sides, sprinkle with sugar

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