Vegan Welsh Cakes | Recipe And Tutorial
Cakes of Cymru. A vegan recipe for this delicious Welsh teatime treat that's been passed on through generations and is still as popular as ever.
What are Welsh Cakes?
Welsh cakes, also bakestones or pics, are a traditional teatime treat in Wales.
Welsh cakes have been popular since the late 19th century with the addition of fat, sugar and dried fruit to a longer standing recipe for flat-bread baked on a griddle
This easy Welsh cakes recipe, is a Wales Online recipe. A vegan adaption of a classic Welsh cake recipe UK. Whip up a batch for St. David's Day as these are most definitely traditional Welsh Food. In Wales, Welsh cakes have been baked for generations – Sometimes called 'griddle cakes', they are incredibly easy to make and if you don’t have a traditional griddle, then a heavy cast iron frying pan can be used instead.
Such a quick and easy bake to do with children. My eldest son cooked some today for a school project, and this vegan version of this classic teatime treat turned out absolutely delicious.
How to make Welsh Cakes
- 440g self-raising flour
- 220g vegan margarine like Vitalite
- 130g caster sugar, plus more for sprinkling later
- 50g sultanas
- 50g raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- A splash of plant milk
1. Put all the ingredients, except for the milk and fruit, a large mixing bowl, then, with your fingers, rub the mixture together until it becomes like breadcrumbs. It should be crumbly and even with no lumps of margarine. Add the dried fruit and mix it in.
2. Add a small dash of milk and mix it in with your hands. Add a tiny bit at a time until the crumble mix turns into a dry dough. It should be dry enough that it doesn’t stick to the bowl, but wet enough that it will stay in a ball.
3. Flour up your work surface and place the dough on it.
4. Flour up a rolling pin and then roll the dough until it’s about 1cm thick. Make sure that it’s not too thick or the Welsh cakes won’t be cooked through.
5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your shapes
6. Pre-heat your non-stick frying pan or griddle on a medium heat, but don’t turn it up too high or the outside will cook too fast. If you don’t have a non-stick pan you can use a normal one, just remember to lightly grease it up first.
7. It will take 2-3 minutes either side for them to be golden brown and properly cooked. Once you’re done, put them on a plate and sprinkle with caster sugar either side while they’re still hot.
Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Pawb
Happy Saint Davids Day Everyone. To all my lovely readers both Welsh and wherever else in the world may you be. Thanks for expressing an interest in my posts and thanks for all the lovely messages. Next step .. to open my Welsh Bakery. Hwyl x