Welsh Cakes / Pice ar y maen

welsh cakes

Welsh Cakes / Pice ar y maen

Recipe by Bake Across Europe Cuisine: WelshDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

In Welsh, the name of these cakes are called “cakes on the stone.” These currant studded treats are made like a scone but cooked on a griddle like a pancake.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams all-purpose flour (2 cups)

  • 1.5 tsp baking powder

  • 125 grams unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes (9 tbsp)

  • 100 grams granulated sugar (1/2 cup)

  • pinch of salt

  • 75 grams dried currants (1/2 cup)

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tbsp milk

  • extra sugar for dusting

Directions

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter to resemble course crumbs. Then stir in the sugar and currants.
  • Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the beaten egg and milk (you might not need need all 3 tbsp of milk). Stir until it forms into a ball of dough.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface and roll out until about 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick and cut out 2.5-3 inch (6-7.5 cm) rounds.
  • Melt a little butter or oil over a hot skillet, griddle, or cast iron skillet, and cook the cakes in batches for 4-5 minutes per side or until slightly risen, golden and cooked through. Toss in a shallow bowl of sugar and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Mwynhewch eich bwyd!

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