01 March, 2012

Happy St David's Day

I may not live in the UK anymore but we follow the french and the english/british traditions.  My parents are Welsh and I like to have flowers in the house on St David's Day, usually Daffodils as it's the national flower of Wales, but there are none to be seen, my one and only one died in all our snow.
The kids saw a children's tv program today about Welsh kids making Welsh cakes...so at 18.30 tonight, what happens Amelia and I make some.
Here's the simple recipe stolen from the BBC Food site


Preparation method

  1. Rub the fat into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.
  2. Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/¼in thick and cut into rounds with a 7.5-10cm/3-4in fluted cutter.
  3. You now need a bakestone or a heavy iron griddle. Rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on to a direct heat and wait until it heats up, place the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once. They need about 2-3 minutes each side. Each side needs to be caramel brown before turning although some people I know like them almost burnt.
  4. Remove from the pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm. Some people leave out the dried fruit, and split them when cool and sandwich them together with jam.

    I love them warm from the pan, here's the proud chef 

    and of course, a yummy mandarin orange with strawberry jelly English trifle doesn't go down too badly either :o)

    Haven't been near the sewing machine all week, am hoping to sneak something in tomorrow and next week. It's been gorgeous weather here this week 16/17C each day but alas the colder weathers is returning next week and perhaps even some more snow *sigh*

    Have lots of UFO's to finish in March and I want to stitch one or two more machine embroidered tweets 


1 comment:

  1. Happy St Davids day back to you xx I LOVE triffle xx


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