Welshcakes Recipe by Rachael Thomas

A Recipe from Wales


Welshcakes are a traditional recipe. These easy to make cakes are baked on a griddle and are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. They are delicious warm, sprinkled with sugar.

225g/8oz plain flour
100g/4oz butter
75g/3oz caster sugar
50g/2oz currants
½tsp baking powder
¼tsp mixed spice
1 egg
Pinch of salt
A little milk to bind


Put the sieved flour into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, baking powder, mixed spice, pinch of salt and then the butter cut into chunks. Mix together with your fingers until it’s a fine crumbly consistency, then add the dried fruit. Now make a well in the middle of the mixture to add the egg and milk – a little at first, then the rest and mix with a spoon. Once it’s formed a soft dough it can be rolled out to about a centimetre thick and cut into circles.
Cook on a griddle or in a large frying pan with a little butter. Each cake should take about four minutes on each side, but I always do a test one first to check the temperature of the griddle or pan. Once cooked, allow them to cool on a cooling rack and then sprinkle with caster sugar.


About Rachael Thomas:

I love escaping to distant shores with my characters, entering their glamorous world and feeling all the emotions they experience as they discover their love for one another. A love so strong it will overcome all obstacles eventually, leading to that promised happy ever after.

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  1. Books and food. It is hard to know which I love more. Or need more. Thank you.

  2. Hi Rachael

    I need to try these they sound easy and yummy :)

    And I am so looking forward to this book I am a bit behind at the moment and trying to catch up but I know I am going to love it :)

    Have Fun

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Rachael for sharing this recipe with us all! And congratulations on the new book!

  4. These look so good, I've never heard of Welsh cakes.

    1. Its also the first time for me but I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

  5. That sounds really good. I love trying new recipes.

  6. Yummy..... I wished I could have a love affair with food but with being 3 months into gastric by pass....I can't! Sounds great though.

  7. So it's like an amped up pancakes! Yum!

  8. Books and food the perfect combination and I like the look of both the welsh cakes and this book.

  9. Ooo~ These sound good. They make me think of a mashup of a muffin and soda bread.

  10. Yummy! Congrats on the new book, it sounds yummy as well :)

  11. Those Welsh cakes sound really good and pretty simple to make as well. I might have to give this a try eventually! And what a fun idea to post a recipe and a book :)

    1. Everyone eats, right? Even writers and readers so we need to talk food!

    2. Hope you enjoy trying them out Lola!

  12. Those look really good for being so simple to make. I've never tried making anything with currants in it. Can I substitute chocolate chips and nutella and whipped cream instead?

    I'm just kidding. Don't answer that.

    1. Haha! You can substitute anything but do let us know how it turned out!

    2. Chocolate chips, nutella and whipped cream sounds amazing!

  13. Great recipe! :-)

    Greetings from London.

    1. Just back from London myself! It's a simple recipe which tastes great.


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