Recipe: Picau ar y maen (Welsh Cakes)

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These little cakes were originally baked on a bakestone. Delicious served warm with butter.


  • 8oz plain flour
  • 2oz margerine
  • 2oz lard
  • 3oz sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp. mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 oz currants
  • pinch salt
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Rub the lard and butter into the flour
    2. Add the sugar, currants, mixed spice and baking powder, then the milk and egg
    3. Mix and form into a firm paste
    4. Roll out on a floured board to a thickness of 1/4 inch and cut into rounds
    5. Cook on a greased griddle or a heavy based frying pan for about 3 minutes on each side or until a golden brown
    6. Cool and sprinkle with sugar if desired
    7. Serve alone or with butter

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