Welsh cakes


Welsh cakes are a type of skillet or griddle cakes, or drop scones, very well liked by children. Sprinkle with caster sugar before serving.


1 c flour
1⁄2 c butter
3 T sugar
1 egg (beaten)
2 T currants (seedless raisins)


  1. Rub butter into flour until it loosk like breacrumbs then add sugar, mixed spice and currants.
  2. Incorporate beaten egg and form into a stiff dough. Roll dough until 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick.
  3. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes - round is traditional.
  4. Heat griddle over a medium heat. Rub a little butter.
  5. Cook each cake for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, rubbing butter on the griddle if necessary.


you can use one cup self-raising flour and omit baking powder.

Do you like them light? Sift the flour before rubbing with butter.

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes