Welshcakes, also known as pics, are traditional Welsh scone-like cakes that go down a treat at any morning or afternoon tea. This recipe comes from our Marketing and Communications Strategist Rachel’s Welsh great grandmother, Gladys.
- 250g/2 cups self-raising flour
- Pinch salt
- 90g butter
- 90g/3 tbsp caster sugar + extra to sprinkle on top
- ½ cup currants
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp milk
Sift flour and salt and rub butter in with fingers. Stir in sugar, currants egg and milk to form a stiff dough.
Turn out onto a floured board, knead a little and roll out to about 1cm thickness. Cut into rounds with a pastry or cookie cutter.
Grease a griddle pan with butter and place over medium heat. Place rounds on pan and heat each side until golden brown. Place the rounds on a rack to cool and sprinkle with extra sugar. Serve with butter or jam.