These are recipes for simple, easy, homemade dishes. I make no promises about portion size or fat content, etc., but they are dishes that I have prepared and liked. I don't post pictures because I don't have fabulous lighting, nor a great camera. I can promise that I haven't just made things up without trying the recipe and this is all stuff other people have tried and no one spit anything out in disgust. Not yet, anyway! I don't take cool supporting photos of the steps along the way (but wait, are you telling me you are going to cook those nuts in the microwave in that METAL bowl?) but these are real recipes that a regular cook/baker should be able to figure out. I love the work of Deb at Smitten Kitchen - she provides the whole package!!! Good food, witty comments and lovely photos. If you want to see a REAL food blog, check her out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Welsh Cakes

These are difficult to describe.  They are like pancakes, but only sort of.  There's a pretty hefty amount of butter in these, so they are yummy as they are - no need for a plate and syrup and stuff.  I think of them as also being like crumpets of English muffins, but that's because my mother sometimes made them from scratch and when they are fresh off the grill, they don't need to be toasted, just like these cakes.  They are wonderful the next day after being toasted...  Just TRY THEM!  And you will need to use currents, because raisins are just too big.

1-1/2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 t b powder
1/4 t nutmeg
1/8 t salt
1/2 c butter
1/3 c currents
1 egg beaten
2 T milk

Mix dry ingredients.  Cut in butter to small pea size.  Stir in currents.  Mix egg and milk and add.  Mix just til ball of dough forms.  Knead briefly and roll to 1/4" thick.  Cut into wedges.  Heat an ungreased skillet over medium heat.  Add wedges and cook 2 minutes on the first side and 1-1/2 minutes on the second side.  They will turn golden brown and change consistency.  YUMMM!

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