St David's Day Baking

Teisen Lap - Plate Cake

This recipe makes me feel all nostalgic as this is probably the first thing I ever cooked properly on my own - aged about 10, turning my parents kitchen into an absolute mess! But it tastes good, and I've gotten neater (well....a little!)

8oz (225grms) Self Raising Flour
4oz (100grms) Butter
4oz (100grms) Sugar
½ Teaspoon Grated nutmeg
4oz (100grms)Mixed dried Fruit
2 Eggs Beaten
¼ pint (150mls) Milk

Makes 10 slices

Put flour in bowl and rub in the butter until mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar, nutmeg and fruit. Mix in eggs and enough milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Beat well and place the mixture in a shallow tin or oven proof plate and bake in a moderate oven (Gas mark 4. 350°F /180°C) for 20minutes reducing to cool ( Gas Mark 2 300°F/150°C) for 30 - 40minutes. Test with a skewer which should come out clean when cooked through. Turn out and Cool. Sprinkle with Caster Sugar.

Welsh Cakes

St. David's Day just isn't complete without some freshly baked Welsh Cakes and a nice cuppa!

1lb (450grms) plain flour
1 tspn baking powder
2oz (50grms) Sugar
4oz (100grms) Currants
1 Egg Beaten with a tablespoon of milk
2oz (50grms) Butter
20z (50Grms) Sugar for dusting

Mix to together flour, baking powder, sugar and currants stir in beaten egg and mix together to form a soft paste/dough roll out and cut in 2inch (5cm) rounds, bake on a greased bake-stone or heavy frying pan until nicely browned on both sides. Sprinkle with caster sugar.


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