St. David’s Day Welsh Cakes Recipe

We’re the Swansea University Baking Society, and we are celebrating St David’s Day by hosting a ‘Welsh Week’, during which our members will bake and cook traditional Welsh dishes and show them off on Zoom. We welcome all students of any baking ability for a night of games, laughs and Welsh themed fun, so come and join us on Tuesday 2nd March at 7:30pm.

Meeting ID: 916 2087 6264

Passcode: 444444

To get you in the spirit of St. David’s Day, here’s our committee’s super simple recipe for Welsh Cakes!


Makes 8.

125g plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 pinch of salt

50g caster sugar

50g butter

40g sultanas

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

Caster sugar (for decoration)



1. Rub together the flour and butter between your fingers to make fine breadcrumbs. Then add the caster sugar and sultanas and mix until the sultanas are evenly spread throughout the batter.

2. Beat the egg in a separate bowl, and then pour into a well in the middle of the batter. Slowly fold in the rest of the mixture until all of the ingredients are mixed. 

3. Form the mixture into a ball of dough, then roll it onto a lightly floured surface. The dough should be around the thickness of your pinky finger. Cut it into rounds using a 6cm cutter, and be sure to re-roll and cut any trimmings.

4. Preheat a greased heavy iron griddle, bakestone or heavy frying pan before adding the rounds in batches. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

5. Sprinkle with caster sugar while still warm. We recommend you serve them with jam or butter too!


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