Welsh Cake

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Welsh cakes originate from Wales. These easy treats are a cross between a cookie and a scone. The cakes are cooked on a griddle or in a frying pan and ready in a jiffy!

Welsh Cake

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
2 ½ tbsp sugar
¼ cup cold butter
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp nutmeg grated
3 tbsp raisins/currants (I used chocolate chips)
1 small egg beaten (or half of 1 large)
2-3 tbsp milk

Method:
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.
Add butter to the flour and mix with your fingers till it resembles bread crumbs.
Stir in raisin or chocolate chips.
Add egg and mix. Add milk as required to form a soft dough.
Knead the dough gently on a floured surface and roll to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut with cookie cutter or small glass into rounds of about 2 ½ inch or smaller.
Heat a griddle or heavy bottom pan and lightly butter it. (maintain medium heat).
Cook the cakes for about 3 mins each side or until they are golden brown. The center should remain soft.
Take off the pan and sprinkle granulated sugar or powdered sugar.
Serve warm or cold….yum!

Welsh cakes

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