St David's Day Welsh Cakes

Enjoy this fantastic recipe for authentic fluffy Welsh cakes with juicy currants. The perfect recipe for a tea time snack this spring. Cook in a frying pan, or using a baking stone for a traditional touch.

St David's Day Welsh Cakes


  • 115g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 35g margarine/butter
  • 35g lard
  • Handful of raisins
  • caster sugar, for dusting


1. Add the flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, either using a beater in a stand mixer, or your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until resembling fine breadcrumbs. 

2. Stir in the currants. The dough should be soft and maliable. If it is a little dry, add a splash of milk. The texture should resemble shortcrust pastry.

3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to 1cm thickness. 

4. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter. Form the scraps into a ball and re-roll for extra Welsh cakes.

5. Add a little butter into the base of a non-stick frying pan and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

6. If you have a baking stone, pre-heat at 200oC and follow the same process.

7. Serve warm with butter, or dusted with caster sugar.

Join our cook-along

Fancy having a go at making these delicious Welsh cakes? Why not join our pancake/St David’s day cook-along, where Welsh rugby legend, Scott Quinnell, will be helping us whip up some tasty treats.

Whether you choose to cook-along or just watch this event, this fun packed evening is not to be missed.

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