It has become a tradition in my house that we make Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day. As a child in Wales St David’s Day was a big event. We would go to school dressed in traditional costume. The morning would involve a special assembly during which we sang Welsh songs and presented prizes for the Welsh themed art and craft activities we had been involved in. We even had a half day to mark the occasion.
Living in England, St David’s Day is a low key affair but I always wear my daffodil and make Welsh Cakes.
Ingredients (makes approx 24)
175g( 3/4 cup) butter and lard mixed
450g (2 cups) self-raising flour
175g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
75g (1/3 cup) currants
(Spot the baby cunningly stealing an apple).
Welsh cakes are traditionally cooked on a bakestone, a cast iron or steel griddle that would have been placed on the fire. If you don’t have one a heavy frying pan would suffice. Place it on the hob on a very low heat.