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Welsh Cakes Recipe

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Welsh Cakes - Glutafin gluten free recipes

Normally cooked on a thick cast iron griddle called a planc or maen in Welsh, the secret to success is gentle, slow and even cooking. The Welsh Cakes spread a little on cooking so don't overcrowd them and allow room for gentle turning. This recipe uses Glutafin Select White Mix. Follow the basic proportions below but raisins can be substituted for currants or sultanas and mixed spice with grated nutmeg.

Preparation time:
15 minutes

Cooking time:
16 minutes

Oven temperature: 0
8 Cakes


225g/8oz Glutafin Select White Mix
1 x 5ml tsp Gluten-free baking powder
1 x 5ml tsp Ground mixed spice
50g/2oz Caster sugar
75g/3oz Butter (chilled)
75g/3oz Raisins
1 Medium egg (lightly beaten)
3 x 15ml tbsp Milk


1.Place griddle or solid-based frying pan over a gentle heat to warm.
2.Combine the dried ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
3.Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4.Stir in the egg and milk using a fork and then by hand to make a smooth dough.
5.Place on a work surface lightly dusted with a little Select Mix. Knead dough for 2 minutes and then roll out to a 1 ½ cm/ ½" thickness. Cut into 8 rounds using a 6cm/ 2 ½ " plain cutter.
6.Place Welsh Cakes a few at a time onto the heated griddle or pan over a gentle heat. Cook for 8 minutes before gently turning over with a spatula. Cook for a further 7 – 8 minutes until the dough is cooked and before the surfaces get too brown.
7.Serve immediately!

To store
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Your Comments

Recent Comments...

A little bit fiddly and sticky to make but the end result was delicious.
Ellen Palmer says:
14th January 2012
The recipe above is very wet/sticky. It was a challenge to get the dough out of the bowl and kneeding was not an option! However I added more flour which helped, and also leaving it for 15min might help as the second batch I cut and cooked was easier to handle (griddle too small to do all at once).

Tasted good in the end mind :-)
Arien says:
8th December 2011
Discovered the recipe the day before St David's Day. What a fined the best St David's Day since becoming gluten free.
Sharon from South Wales.
Sharon Vaughan says:
28th February 2013

Jayr says:
Welshcakes are fab, and I've missed being able to make some that I can eat as well as my grandkids. Many thanks...

9th March 2013

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