Speedy Welsh cakes

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Have a go at making homemade Welsh cakes in a flash with our speedy recipe. These fluffy bakes are perfect with a cuppa or to celebrate St David’s Day and take just 30 minutes to prepare.


- 2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1/4 cup sugar

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1/4 tsp salt

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 1 egg

- 1/4 cup milk

- 1 tsp ground cinnamon

- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

- 1/4 tsp ground cloves

- Olive oil (for cooking)


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves. Mix well with a whisk or fork.

2. Add 1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until crumbly.

3. In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg and add it to the dry ingredients along with 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of milk. Mix well until a dough forms.

4. On a clean surface, dust some flour and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

5. Using a cookie cutter or a glass, cut out rounds of dough. You can also use a knife to cut the dough into small triangles if you prefer a more traditional shape.

6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of olive oil.

7. Once the oil is hot, place the dough rounds in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

8. Once cooked, transfer the Welsh cakes to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

9. Serve the Speedy Welsh cakes warm, dusted with some extra sugar or cinnamon on top if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and quick Welsh cakes, perfect for a cozy breakfast or snack!

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