RECIPE: Welshcakes

Welshcakes are a traditional cake in Wales that originates back to the 19th century. Traditionally, they are baked on a bake stone or griddle and served on their own with just a sprinkle of sugar on. Modern variations also suggest cutting the cakes in half and adding a jam layer in the centre.

Ingredients (makes 12-14 cakes)

  • 230g  gluten free flour
  • 120g butter
  • 60g  sugar
  • 60g raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum
  • extra sugar for dusting


  1. Measure the flour and xanthum gum into a bowl, and add the butter. Combine with your hands until the mixture forms into fine breadcrumbs
  2. Add the sugar, raisins & nutmeg to the mixture
  3. Beat up the egg and mix with a little milk – add to the mixture and combine to form a dough
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to around a quarter/half an inch thickness, and cut with a circle cutter
  5. Cook the welshcakes on the griddle for around 3-4 minutes on each side
  6. Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with sugar

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