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Welsh Cakes

Move over English muffins! You can serve these tasty cakes with jam or smoked meats.

welsh cakes with butter and jam

Welsh Cakes

Yield: makes 10 cakes


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 ounces plain flour
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, currants, cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sweet Seasons Spice Blend (or pumpkin pie spice, Chinese 5-spice or cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together with hands until it forms dough.
  2. Spread flour on counter top and rolling pin. Roll dough evenly, to 1/4-1/2" thickness.
  3. With ring cutter, jar or measuring cup, cut into rounds.
  4. Cook round cakes in a pan on the stovetop on medium heat with pat of butter and splash of oil until they are golden on both sides (approximately 3 minutes per side).
  5. Sprinkle with sugar straight from frier, and serve with jam butter, bacon or sausages.


Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

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