Apple and Almond Welsh Cakes are good alternative to cakes if you don’t have time to bake and trust me your kids will like it. These are what I make when we decide we want something for tea but there is not enough time to bake a cake. They are incredibly simple to put together and are fried on the hob, so they are fun to cook with children. Like scones, they are best eaten straight away.
YIELD: 12 cakes
- 100 g cold, unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for frying
- 130 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 50 g ground almonds
- 40 g caster sugar, plus extra to serve
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A few gratings of nutmeg
- 40 g raisins
- 1 sweet apple, peeled, cored and cut into tiny dice
- 1 egg, well beaten
Directions To Make Apple And Almond Welsh Cakes
- Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and add the cubes of butter. By hand with the tips of your fingers, or with a few pulses of a food processor, rub the butter into the flour until the pieces are no smaller than petit pois.
- Add a pinch of salt and the rest of the ingredients, except the egg. Mix together well and Stir in the egg with a fork until the mixture starts to form clumps. Bring the mixture together to form a dough, handling it as little as possible.
- Wrap the dough in clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough to about 1 cm thick. Using a 6 cm round cutter, cut out 12 circles, pressing any off-cuts together and re-rolling as necessary.
- Melt some butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the Welsh cakes in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Sprinkle with caster sugar to serve.