OK, so a couple of you asked for the recipe, and this is especially for Tracy who has hollow legs to fill and for Lis who had a pack of welsh cakes in her wholesale box and ate them all and loved them, lol.
This recipe is from 'A book of Welsh Bake-stone cookery' by Bobby Freeman.
So here we go, you normally cook them on a bake stone, I think you can substitute one of those for a very heavy bottomed frying pan, something that is happy to sit on heat for a while. It also says that the other method is a in a dutch oven, not too sure what that is, but it says that you can cook them under a medium grill instead as this is OK too. I prefer my griddle though.
It says that they need to be eaten while they are warm and fresh!
So the ingredients:
8oz/225gms Self raising flour and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder.
4oz/125gms of butter, don't even think about using margarine its evil, and they won't taste the same.
3oz/75gms of currants, (I used sultanas though because they are softer)
1 large egg and a little milk
A good pinch of mixed spice or just nutmeg.
Rub the butter into the spiced flour and the sugar and raisins, bind with beaten egg and a little milk if needed to make a stiffish paste - similar to shortcrust but a little softer.
Roll out on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds and bake on a greased moderately hot bake-stone (don't make it too hot or they burn), 3 - 5 minutes each site until mottled with golden brown, sprinkle with sugar.
Eat your heart out, they are sooooo good, I like them still a little bit soft inside, they are just melt in the mouth and they went down a storm here.
Right so next up, you may have noticed there hasn't been an update for a few weeks, mainly because I had wholesale orders which I had to get done, and I can sometimes do both at the same time, but I would rather concentrate on one thing at a time, rather than get stressed, and not only that it means you get wonderful treats when the update does arrive, lol. So I will post some little tasters of this weeks update, its going to be a good one, I have a few limited edition laces weights, and silk is firmly back is stock, so there will be lots of things like that, and fibres and......some super duper carded batts, I am so excited about these, but anyway, I had to show you this, I think its the most wonderful lace mohair I have ever dyed......
Its he September colourway, I feel like I want to make a little sloppy V neck with it or something.
I also know that I don't normally have a chance to put half of my products in the shop, but this week I managed to do some extra treats, these are mixed yarns shawl kits, I want to keep one for myself.