01 March 2012

Happy Saint David's Day

Here is all the basic information on the Welsh Patron Saint and Saint David's Day courtesy of Wiki.   Celebrations are simple:  Welsh Cakes and Daffodils.  Something wonderful to eat and my favorite flower to see.  What more could you ask for from a Day.

Welsh Cakes

These are a cross between scone, cookie, and pancake and they are wonderful.


4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
6 tablespoons lard
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups raisins
4 eggs
8 tablespoons milk


Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Put in butter and lard and mix until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and currants or raisins. Beat the eggs lightly and add to flour mixture with just enough milk to make a firm dough similar to shortcrust pastry.

Chill dough 1 to 2 hours.

Roll the dough to 1/4 inch on floured surface and cut with 3 inch rounds. Bake the cakes on a greased griddle or frying pan over low heat until golden brown. Cool and sprinkle with sugar. These can be frozen.

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