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St David's Day recipes - Welsh cake

The feast day of St David is celebrated in remembrance of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales. This happens to be a prominent holiday in Wales and parts of the UK and Ireland. There are parades with people dressed in traditional Welsh outfits, dancing to cultural music. Welsh cake is a specialty of this holiday, which is a generational treat but popular to this day.


225g plain flour

85g caster sugar

½ tsp mixed spice

½ tsp baking powder

50g butter

50g lard

50g currant

1 egg (beaten)



Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, and some salt in a bowl.

Cut the butter into tiny pieces, grease lard and mix with currants. Add egg and beat the mixture. The dough should be consistently soft.

Spread the dough on a faintly floured substance and cut them into round shapes with curvy corners.

Grease the oven pan, spread the dough, and place over medium heat.

Cook the batch for around three minutes, until it appears to be golden brown.

Take out the welsh cake baked fresh out of the oven, best served with butter, jam, and some sugar sprinkled on top.

Relish this traditional home-made treat with your family and friends.

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