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Take Seven Steps to Welshcake Heaven with Pat from Maddocks!

To make these St David’s Day celebration welshcakes you will need:

Ingredients (These quantities will make approximately 24 Welshcakes)

  • 250g Welsh salt butter or margarine
  • 500g self raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar, plus 50g extra for dusting
  • 150g currants or Sultanas
  • 2 large free range eggs or vegan substitute
  • Pinch ground nutmeg or mixed spice
  • 50g plain flour for dusting your work surface and rolling out the welshcake pastry
  • 1tsp vegetable oil for lightly greasing the bakestone

Special dietary needs 

To make vegan welshcakes in place of butter use vegan spread or margarine and use oat milk instead of egg.

Wheat flour alternatives can be substituted in equal quantities e.g. gluten-free flour.


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl for cracking the egg into and a fork for beating
  • Rolling pin
  • Sieve
  • 7 cm  round cutter
  • Tray
  • Pallet knife
  • Cooling rack
  • Caster sugar shaker
  • Bakestone or thick bottomed frying pan *to be heated to 170˚C.

Step 1: Sieve together self-raising flour and mixed spice into the bowl

Step 2: Add the Welsh butter, to the flour and using your fingertips rub these ingredients together until a light crumb is reached, then gently toss through the currants and sugar.

Step 3: Make a well in the centre of the mix and add the beaten egg, then using your fingers bring the ingredients together to form a pliable dough ball.

Step 4: Cover and place dough ball into the fridge for 30 minutes. Whilst the dough is chilling, pre heat the bakestone to a medium heat*. If you do not have a bakestone a thick bottomed frying pan will work too.

Step 5: Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface, gently roll out until approximately ½ centimetre thick, cut out 7cm diameter rounds and place on a tray.

Step 6: Grease the hot bakestone very lightly with vegetable oil. Place the welshcake rounds onto the bakestone for 2 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through,  remove and place on a cooling rack, whilst hot dust with caster sugar.

Step 7: Put the kettle on! ‘I prefer my welshcakes served hot off the bakestone with a cuppa’. Says Pat Maddocks from Cakes from Wales.

Enjoy your St David’s Day heavenly welshcakes!

No time to heat up the bakestone? Then order your fresh welshcakes straight from Pat at Cakes from Wales and have them delivered to your door!

Fancy another cuppa? Then we have even more tasty treats that can be delivered direct! Find out more

Feeling inspired? Don’t forget to check out our other St David’s Day recipes!