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Vegan Welsh Cakes 🫓🌱

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To celebrate St David's Day, we've put a vegan twist on one of the finest Welsh exports... Welsh Cakes.

Ingredients

  • 225 g self-raising flour 
  • ½ tsp mixed spice 
  • 110 g vegan butter 
  • 85 g caster sugar plus extra for dusting
  • 65 g sultanas or currants
  • 2-4 Tbsp plant based milk

Method

  • Place the flour and mixed spice (and baking powder if using plain flour) in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the cold cubed butter and rub in using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs and no lumps of fat remain.
  • Add the sugar and sultanas or currants and stir through.
  • Gradually stir in enough milk to bring the mixture together into a ball of dough. Be careful not to add too much, it should be soft but not sticky.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 5mm/¼in thick. Cut it into rounds using a 6.5cm/2 1/2in to 7.5cm/3in fluted cutter.
  • Bring the scraps together gently and roll out again to cut out more rounds.
  • Place a cast iron griddle or heavy bottomed frying pan over a low-medium heat and brush with a small amount of butter. Place some caster sugar in a bowl for dusting.
  • Cook a few Welsh cakes at a time until golden, about 3 minutes. Then carefully flip them over and cook for about 3 minutes more until golden on both sides and cooked through. They firm up as they cool. Keep a close eye on them, they can go from golden to burnt very quickly!
  • It can be tricky to get the pan to the right temperature so it is a good idea to cook a test cake first to make sure it's not too hot.
  • Once the Welsh cakes are cooked, roll them in the caster sugar while still hot and repeat with the rest of the cakes.
  • Enjoy warm with your favourite hot drink 😍

 

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