Wales is famous for their their scenery, their music and of course, their food. Our family’s favorite easy treat is Welsh cakes, quick breads that cook on a griddle like pancakes but taste more like muffins or scones. Sweet, delicious and fast, these cakes will soon have a very high place in your family’s snack rotation.
4 c all-purpose flour
4 t baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
6 tablespoons shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups raisins
8 tablespoons milk
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Add butter and shortening and either cut in with a pastry blender or use two forks to mix until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and raisins. Beat the eggs lightly and add to flour mixture with just enough milk to make a firm dough similar to biscuit dough. Chill 1 hour.
On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch and cut into 3 inch rounds (or just pat circles out with your fingers). Cook the cakes on a greased griddle or frying pan (I use my electric griddle with just a little non-stick spray) over low heat until golden brown.
Butter each cake, sprinkle with sugar and allow to cool.
Enjoy these delicious cakes for breakfast, lunch, tea or an afterschool snack.
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