welsh cakes

8 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp mixed spice

4 oz butter

3 oz sugar

3 oz currants or mixed fruit

1 egg

a little milk

Welsh cakes can be cooked on a griddle, or a heavy frying pan, or directly on a range.

Mix the flour baking powder and mixed spice. Rub in the butter until resembles breadcrumbs, then add the sugar and fruit. Beat the egg and stir in with a dash of milk to make a firm dough. Roll out on a floured board to 5mm thick. Cut into rounds. Wipe the griggle, pan or stove top with a papertowel with a teeny bit of oil. Cook the cakes until brown on each side - 2-4 minutes. Eat hot with butter!.

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