Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Welsh Cakes


I was scrambling for a cookie recipe tonight that I had all the ingredients for (kinda hard to make oatmeal raisin without the oatmeal, or chocolate chip without the chocolate chips). In my fluster of 'oh shoot, now what are we going to make' with my little ones, I remembered this little gems of my childhood. My mom kept these as a staple around our house. They make a great breakfast or snack. They freeze well and they are great to bring camping (or make while you are there).

I made an ammended recipe, so I'll write out both. The first is my mom's original. The second are the ones I made tonight. They were a hit with my youngest especially who kept coming back to me saying, 'more cake'.

2 eggs
6 tbsp milk
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup shortening
1 cup currants
1 cup chocolate chips

or

2 eggs
6 tbsp milk
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup applesauce
2 cups raisins

Beat eggs and milk together. Combine the rest of the ingredients together with the egg and milk mixture. Drop batter onto your pan by the spoonfuls. Fry on a heated griddle (or frying pan over low-medium heat) about 10 minutes on each side. They make a like a tbsp size pancake.

3 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

These sound wonderful;, antything that is a hit with children is always a winner in my household:)

Anna & Andrew Mayo said...

My mum used to make these when we were little, we loved them.

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