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Picau ar y maen (Welsh cakes)

Welsh Cakes set out for tea from Great British Chefs
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Welsh cakes, also known as bakestones or griddle cakes, are a sweet bread treat from Wales traditionally made on – yep – a griddle. The clues are in the names. Welsh cakes have a crumbly and buttery texture, and the currants throughout give them a sweet pop. Best served hot sprinkled with sugar or a dollop of jam!


The earliest known reference to Welsh cakes dates back to the late 19th century, but it’s likely they were being enjoyed long before that time. The recipe is simple and cheap to make – you might even have all the ingredients in your cupboards already. 


Tourist boards are always a good source for traditional recipes. We tested this and our Welsh cakes were very tasty, but the heart shaped cookie cutter we used didn’t quite go to plan (they looked like bums).  So, thumbs up to this recipe, thumbs down to us.


We didn’t know how much we wanted a heavy cast iron griddle pan until we saw this recipe. It requires the same ingredients (plus salt) but with some step-by-step photos for anyone who needs a visual guide.