…..said the children as they walked into the kitchen this afternoon. Whats that smell? Yes I have been baking, as promised. Although I ran out of time before the oven had to be commandeered to produce a gorgeous supper of pork with caramelised apples. I had a quick scour of my baking books to see what I could make with what was in the cupboards and so I whipped up some welsh cakes, which I had never made before and they were delicious as well as being really simple to make.

Welsh cakes 

You just make a soft dough, roll it, cut it and dry fry it! Easy. There is no doubt that I will be making them again as they were so yummy. There is also some shortbread in the oven at the moment which smells equally nice.

Have a good weekend and why not try some welsh cakes. Recipe taken from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a domestic Goddess.

125g cold unsalted butter, diced

250g SR Flour

75 g Caster sugar

¼ teaspoon mixed spice           

100g sultanas

1 large egg, beaten

7 1/5cm crinkled round cutter

smooth griddle or heavy frying pan


Rub the butter into flour, stir in sugar, spice and dried fruit. Add egg to make a soft but not sticky dough. Form a disc, cover with cling-film and refrigerate for approx 20 mins.

Roll out dough on floured surface to a thickness of 3/4cm and cut out the cakes. Preheat your unoiled griddle/pan and cook cakes for about 3mins per side. Remove to a cold plate and sprinkle with caster sugar



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