Welsh Cakes – the start of something magical

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Welsh cakes are a bit like flat scones cooked on a frying pan. They make an amazing treat that keeps for about a week, perfect to take to work. My main issue with them is that they are not super healthy i.e. they contain hideous amounts of butter. So I decided to experiment and try to cut out the fat – recipe below.

1 cup flour

1tbsp brown sugar

1tsp baking powder

1/2tsp of baking soda

1tsp mixed spice

1/2cup raisins

100g of buttermilk

To make, sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl then add the raisins. Add the buttermilk and combine until it forms a dough. Roll out the dough and use a round cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Cook in a frying pan on a medium heat until they puff up a little and are a nice golden brown colour.

To serve, have them with some fresh fruit, I chose raspberries (or if you don’t really give a damn, go crazy and have them with cream and jam)

Enjoy xx