I first enjoyed Welsh Cakes when I was a college student in Scranton, PA. You could buy bags of these in the local convenience store. But they’re even better when they’re homemade and warm from the griddle. The taste is kind of like a scone, but with a slightly different texture. These can be made in 20 minutes, start to finish.
2 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg or mace (mace has a milder flavor)
1/8 tsp salt
1 stick butter
7/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk (more if needed but don’t be too quick to add this)
Stir together flour, baking powder, nutmeg/mace and salt. Add butter and mix like pie dough. Add sugar and raisins. Add eggs and milk and mix until a stiff dough is formed. Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thick and cut into rounds (I use a biscuit cutter for this.) Cook on greased griddle for about 3 minutes per side.
This makes about 21 cakes, if you reshape the dough scraps until you completely run out!