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Welsh Cakes

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Sep. 7th, 2006 | 04:04 pm
posted by: meryddian in tastycreations

This is a recipe we make at ThistleCroft at Ren Faire; these little pancake-like cakes are quite addictive and very tasty. They're different from pancakes and they keep for a couple of days quite well.

4 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar, granulated
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 - 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsalted butter (cut into 1/4" pieces)
1/2 cup margarine (cut in 1/4" inch pieces)
1 – 2 cups dried fruits – (currants, raisins, cranberries, cherries)
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup whole milk

Turn on non-stick griddle or skillet to 325 degrees.

Sift flour. Mix all dry ingredients. Cut the butter and margarine into the flour to form a coarse meal texture. Gently stir in the eggs to form a soft, sticky dough. Add dried fruits.

Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Cover in plastic and chill for at least an hour. Dough can be made a day in advance and kept refrigerated.

Make 2" patties about 1/4" thick. Cook on griddle for 2 to 3 minutes each side until golden brown.

Some sprinkle the cakes with sugar or butter them and serve them warm.

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