WELCH GRIDDLE CAKES (sweet biscuits)

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Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

Welch cakes are served hot or cold and dusted with sugar. Unlike scones,they are not usually eaten with an accompainment they are sometimes sold ready split and spread with jam,in south Wales and then called a "Jan Split"
My co-worker at Brookfield Zoo Hospital (close to Chicago) was from England doing research told me how she loves and missed the Welsh Cakes.That was back in the 70's. When I seen an article in a magazine on them.I remembered her telling me how good they are. Naturally I did some research and found the recipe. I had to make them. I hope you will also.
Nancy..3/7/13

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Family & guests
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Griddle

Ingredients

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1 c
unbleached white flour
1/4 c
white sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/8 tsp
salt
1/4 c
shortening ..... i used butter flavored crisco
1/4 c
raisins...or currants
2 to 4 Tbsp
milk

How to Make WELCH GRIDDLE CAKES (sweet biscuits)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Have an electric non-stick griddle
    or a heavy cast-iron pan
    and a 2-1/2 inch plain round cutter ready.

    In a bowl combine flour,baking soda and salt.
  • 2Add the shortening and using 2 knives or an pastry blender cut the shortening into the flour mixture.
    With your hands,rub the flour and shortening until the ingredients are the size of small peas then rapidly between your fingers until it is the consistency like salt.
  • 3Stir in the raisins or currants together
    .with the milk..keep the liquid to a minimun!
    Flour the counter lightly and roll out
    the dough to 1/3 inch thick.

    Use the cutter and cut out the rounds.
  • 4Heat the griddle to 250-275 degrees
    or the cast-iron skillet over low heat.
  • 5Cook 5-6 minutes a side till lightly browned.
    Turn over and cook the same 5-6 minutes.
    A toothpick inserted in the middle,
    should come out clean.
    Transfer to a wire rack, and sprinkle with sugar
    They should look like this when sprinkled with sugar....YUMMY!
    Note: stock foto from the internet.
  • 6So sad to bad!
    Just when I had it made up to perfection,
    and on the griddle, I answered the phone ..
    got involved with the conversation...
    forgot my little cakes..
    and here is a picture..
    of part of my burnt Welsh Gridle Cake!
    I will be making them again...very soon.
    I might as well show you this picture of
    what can happen if you turn your back.
    I never said I was perfect!!....LOL

    Note: Cooked foto is what they should look like.
    For more information go to:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_cake

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About WELCH GRIDDLE CAKES (sweet biscuits)

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Ethnic, #raisins, #welsh




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