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James Martin's Welsh cakes

It’s the Welsh teatime treat which has been passed down through the generations over the last 200 years, and today James Martin shows us how to make deliciously simple Welsh cakes at home.

Welsh cakes

Makes: 16


350g self raising flour2 tsp baking powder1 tsp mixed spice100g currants115g caster sugar175g butter, diced and chilled2 tbsp full fat milk1 egg, beaten

To serve

Jam and cream


1. Heat a flat griddle pan to a high heat

2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, mixed spice, the currants and caster sugar

3. Rub the butter into the dry mix using your fingertips until the mixture resembles a fine crumb. Add the milk and egg into the dry mix and combine to form a soft dough.

4. Lightly flour the surface and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1cm thick. Cut out 16 x 7cm rounds. You will need to re roll.

5. Pop the rounds onto the hot griddle and cook for 3 minutes on each side, then sprinkle with extra caster sugar

6. To serve, pile up the Welsh cakes with a spoonful of jam and cream

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