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.


1⁄2 c butter
1⁄4 c sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1⁄2 c currants
1 1⁄2 c flour


  1. Knead the butter into the flour until a breadcrumb consistency appears.
  2. Mix in the sugar, currants, mixed spice and egg until forming a uniform dough.
  3. Roll the dough until 1/4 inch thick then cut out circles using all the dough.
  4. Cook the shapes on a griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side before sprinkling with caster sugar and serving.
4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Welsh cakes