How to make Welsh Cakes

What you’ll need:

100g Talgarth Mill wholemeal self-raising flour

125g white self-raising flour

75g caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

110g butter

75g mixed fruit

1 egg

You will need a heavy frying pan with a solid base


  • Sift the dry ingredients, and rub in the butter.
  • When the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs add the fruit and mix thoroughly before beating the egg and adding it to the mixture.
  • Mix to a dough, and if it seems too dry, add a little milk. It should be soft but not sticky.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured work surface, to approximately 5mm thick. Using a 6.5cm cutter cut into rounds, re-rolling the trimmings to use all the dough.
  • Lightly grease the frying pan and put it onto a medium heat.
  • Cook the Welsh cakes in batches for approximately 3 minutes per side.
  • They should be fairly brown and crisp on the outside.
  • Serve dusted with caster sugar, preferably warm.

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