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Welsh cakes

Welsh cakes


These are delicious any time of year, but especially appropriate on St David's Day (1 March).

  • Feeds 20 Feeds 20
  • Ready in 30 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    534kj 127kcal
  • Fat
    High 8%
  • Saturates
    High 17%
  • Sugar
    High 10%
  • Salt
    Low 2%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 17g


  • 125g Co-op unsalted butter
  • 250g Co-op self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g Fairtrade caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g currants
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 Co-op British free range egg, beaten


  1. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour, in a large bowl, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  2. Stir in the sugar, currants and mixed spice
  3. Add the beaten egg and mix well to form a dough
  4. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll out into a circle about 5mm thick
  5. Use 6cm cutters to cut out 20 circles, then griddle on for 2-3 mins each side, over a medium-high heat, until golden
  6. Dust with extra caster sugar to serve, then eat immediately

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