How do we celebrate holidays? With food, of course. Native to Wales, Welsh Cakes are the perfect breakfast on the feast day of their native country's patron saint, St. David, celebrated each year on March 1.
Have you ever tried making Welsh Cakes? They are easy enough to make and they do not require an oven, they are baked on a griddle. You can crank out a batch before breakfast, they're that quick & easy to make and they sure are yummy.
Way back before my kids were that twinkle in the eye, I used to make these, then I lost the recipe and forgot about them. Last week I resolved to make them for St. David's Day. I found several recipes online and I finally settled on the one from King Arthur Flour. You can copy/paste this link into your browser to get the recipe. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/welsh-cakes-recipe
I made an entire batch of these and I didn't screw any up, no burnt or dropped ones, no dough left over, and I came out with 29 of the little darlins'. Now I remember why I used to make them all the time, they are good! (Please, stop me before I eat another.)
From Jamie Oliver's site: Pic ar y maen translates as \'pikelet on the stove\' This is the best recipe that I have , it was given to me some years ago and I have used it many times.... Welsh Cakes are a traditional cake. They are cooked on top of the stove on a bake stone , or , you could always use a very heavy bottomed frying pan. They are only around 1-2cm deep ( maybe slightly more or less depending on who makes the) and around 3inches across. . They are traditionally made using currants.( As my family do not really like currants , I tend to use golden raisins.)
Click on the link below to see Jamie's recipe.
Next up for a baking project: Eccles Cakes. I used to get those rather frequently as a child, the local bakeries sold them and so they were always available.