Kids in the Kitchen – Welsh Cakes

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. We had a busy weekend making a birthday cake for Eldest Daughter, but that wasn’t enough for the Little Man who seems to be my keenest little chef lately. He wanted to make something else so we decided to have a go at Welsh Cakes.

Welsh Cakes

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 3 tbs milk
  • 25g raisins

This was an easy recipe that the Little Man was able to do mostly by himself.
First he measured out the flour into a big bowl.
We then added the butter which I’d cubed and put in the fridge to keep really hard and cool.
He used his little hand to pinch and rub the four and butter together.
Then we added the sugar and the raisins. 
(well, ok, he ate the raisins, so we measured some more and added them!)
Then we mixed up the egg yolk and milk and he added it to the mix.
I had to help him mix it all together as it was quite stiff and he’s a little shy to hard work.
The fun bit was rolling out the dough and then cutting out the cakes.
Then it was over to mummy to cook the cakes in a dry frying pan. If the cakes stick then you can add a little butter to the pan, but the idea is not to fry them. They cook really quick in just two minutes each side.
This mix makes around 12 welshcakes.
They are really nice eaten while still warm.

adding raisins and finished welsh cakes
rubbing, rolling and cutting

I asked the Little Man how much he liked cooking and he gave me this look!

Now it’s your turn. Last week we were joined by the lovely Miss T from The Beesley Buzz who showed us how to make Easy Ciabatta Bread, we are really going to have to try this one very soon. Thank you for joining in.
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    • July 6, 2014 / 10:14 pm

      I thought they were really yummy, only one of my kids didn't like them, but then she doesn't like raisins so I had to make her some pancakes to compensate.

  1. July 5, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    What a great recipe to try. I've never even thought of making Welsh cakes before. That last photo is just AWESOME – what a fab smile! x

    • July 6, 2014 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks, don't be fooled by the smile, he's a little monster 😉

  2. July 6, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Never made Welsh cakes, but should give them a go because they look quite easy.

  3. July 6, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I think that I should try to do this with my son and give some to my Welsh mother-in-law =) #pocolo

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