✧Pice ar y Maen✧ #welshcakes #homebaking #farawayfriend #imaginarytriptowales #TBT

Our friend Y moved to Wales some time ago. The duck and I haven’t managed to visit her yet. But, after she sent us a postcard with a recipe for Pice ar y maen, an enticing Welsh treat, the duck and I knew we had to try it. It only took us well over a year and the passing of the best-before date of the dried currants we had imported for this sole purpose. Despite our unreliable baking skills, the result was worth it. When we devoured our first portion of Welsh cakes, the duck and I almost felt as if we were in Wales for a moment. Five smug powdered sugar flakes for a successful imaginary jaunt to Wales ✧✦✧✦✧

Now we only have to get our physical bodies onto the sofa/spare bed in our friend’s Welsh house. I’m sure that after we eat real Welsh cakes, the duck and I will revoke the favorable rating of my baking attempt. Until then, I will be the one who made the best Pice ar y maen the duck has ever eaten. Ha!

P.S.: I promise the next post of this sort will celebrate a snack we ate outside our home!

3 thoughts on “✧Pice ar y Maen✧ #welshcakes #homebaking #farawayfriend #imaginarytriptowales #TBT

    • Here’s the recipe on the card (unfortunately, I can’t recall if I changed anything. I don’t have a bakestone or other type of griddle, so I used a regular frying pan):

      – 1lb self raising flour + 1 tsp baking powder
      – 8 oz butter or margarine
      – 6 oz sugar
      – 6 oz currants
      – 2 large eggs
      – milk if required
      – pinch of nutmeg

      Blend the nutmeg with the spiced flour, then rub in the butter. Add sugar and currants and bind with the eggs and milk to form a stiff paste. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into rounds. Bake on a moderately hot bakestone until suitably browned on each side. Sprinkle with sugar.
      Best eaten when warm.

      I also looked at a few recipes I found online for comparison and mildly adapted the one on the card.
      If you end up making your own version of Welsh Cakes, the duck and I would love to know how it went 🙂

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