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Welsh cakes with fruit  recipe

Welsh cakes with fruit recipe

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The perfect afternoon treat to celebrate St David's Day! These light, fruity cakes are even more delicious when toasted and buttered. See method

  • Serves 10
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 187 calories / serving


  • 250g (8oz) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g butter, diced
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 60g (2 1/2oz) sultanas
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • butter, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 23.9g Protein 3.5g Fibre 1.3g


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and rub in with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and sultanas. Add the egg and sufficient milk to bind the mixture together.
  2. Place on a board and roll out to about 1/2-1cm. Using a 6cm pastry cutter, cut into round shapes, about 20.
  3. Heat a heavy based frying pan or flat griddle pan and lightly grease. Cook the cakes for about 3-4 minutes on a gentle heat. Serve cakes hot and buttered.

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