Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Welsh Skillet Cakes

Between now and November we will be hearing and seeing more and more about our national election that will be coming up.  The other day I saw these awesome little cakes on Libby's Twirls & Taste.  It just so happened that the Republican National Convention was to be on that night so I got busy and made these awesome little cakes. I am sure that there will soon be a recipe for the Democratic National Convention as well.  Until then we will just enjoy Ann Romney's Welsh Skillet Cakes.

Welsh Skillet Cakes




Welsh Skillet Cakes
adapted from Twirls & Taste
Prepared in
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 1/4 cups currants
1/2 cup milk
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
Beat egg with milk and add currants.  
Sift all the dry ingredients together and work the butter into the flour and mix until mealy. Pour milk and currants over flour and butter mixture all at once and mix well.  
Wrap in Wax paper and chill at least one hour.  
Roll it a little less than half an inch, actually about 3/8 inch.  You may think this is too precise, but it's very important not to roll to thin.  
Cut with cookie cutter.
Cook on a pancake griddle greased with oil at 325 degrees on both sides.  Flip the cookies when you see they are all shinny.  Cook it for less amount of time on the second side.
Roll in granulated sugar and let cool.  Resist the urge to eat them right out of the oven, these are the only cookies that taste better cooled. 
 Filling Up The Cookie Jar
 Oops, Looks Like Someone Already Found The Cakes

We had a lot of fun with the "healthy discussion's" for the politicial evening and the Welsh Skillet Cakes were a big hit, they carried by a majority! I sure am glad that you stopped by today and hope that you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

6 comments:

  1. These look interesting I'm a little bit Welsh so I think i will give them a try..Nice to have something from part of your culture...thank you for sharing with love Janice Happy Tuesday

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  2. Those look delicious no matter what their political "leanings" are.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. What a fun recipe to choose! These look delicious!

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  4. Never heard of Welsh skillet cakes, but I love discovering new recipes.
    These cookies look like the kind it's hard to wait until you taste them :)

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  5. My other half is from right on the Welsh border. We tried to make these on Christmas and most of the got burnt! I will have to try your recipe! I've pinned it to add to my holiday cookie list!

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  6. Those look great. I have never heard of these.

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