St Davids Day Crafts Welsh Cakes

St Davids Day

Well its St Davids Day tomorrow here in sunny Wales and Wales are also playing against France in rugby this afternoon, do you need any more Welsh in your weekend! 🙂

St Davids Day (patron Saint of Wales) is celebrated on the 1st of March each year and we always get involved in making some Welsh crafts to celebrate the day and today I thought I would share some with you to make with your little ones, they are also a great excuse to get away from watching the rugby if your not too keen on doing that!

So for the first one, here is a great recipe to make Welsh cakes, if you haven’t tried them you need to, they are easy to make and taste amazing!

Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes

Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 50g lard, cut into small pieces, plus extra for frying
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • splash milk

Method

  1. Tip the flour, sugar, mixed spice, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, with your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until crumbly. Mix in the currants. Work the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry – it should be the same consistency as shortcrust pastry.
  2. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with lard, and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served warm with butter and jam, or simply sprinkled with caster sugar. Cakes will stay fresh in a tin for 1 week.

So while you get baking, ill get some crafts ready to share with you for St Davids Day.

 

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