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Welsh Cakes and Wigs!

One of the last things I had to cross off my bucket list was to make a traditional Welsh recipe. Pressed for time, seeing as it was my final night, we opted for a simple favorite of all: Welsh Cakes. In literally the last hours of my time in Cardiff we whipped together the simple ingredients and enjoyed our masterpiece work. A few weeks prior to this I had purchased a wig for only a pound and, since it had yet to make its debut, decided that the short, black locks would need to enter the party as well. The recipe was super simple and absolutely to die for. So, whether you are preparing for your European trek or wish to bring a little Welsh flare to you next dessert, whip up some good ‘ol Welsh cakes!


225g/8oz flour
110g/4oz salted butter
85g/3oz sugar
handful or sultanas, blueberries or any other fruit
1 beaten egg
extra butter


  1. Sift flour into a bowl and add butter
  2. Mix with hands or food processor until mixture appears like breadcrumbs
  3. Add sugar, sultanas (or other fruit) and beaten egg into mixture and mix enough to form a ball dough. If necessary add a splash of milk.
  4. Roll the dough out.
  5. Cut into rounds or some other creative shape.
  6. Rub a griddle with butter and place it on the hob (or American stove top) until it is heated
  7. Cook the cakes for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  8. Remove from griddle and dust with sugar while still warm.

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