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Welsh Cakes Recipe (sugar-free)

Posted by felicity Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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This recipe is especially for one of our Facebook followers: Shelley Hanley who was looking for a welsh cake recipe without the sugar. Admittedly, it ended up being a bit of a cross between our Gingerbread People and Drop Scones recipes (both in Yummy Discoveries: The Baby-led Weaning Recipe Book) but hope you enjoy them as much as our little ones do.
 
 
Makes 12-16 small cakes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients
300g / 10.5oz of self-raising flour
100g / 3.5oz  of unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground mixed spice
Pinch of ground ginger
1 egg
2-3 Big Splashes of apple juice

1 grated apple (we used pink lady variety) 

2-3 handfuls of sultanas / raisins




  1. In to a mixing bowl chuck the flour, butter, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger, egg and apple juice
  2. Mix it altogether with your hands and then add the grated apple, kneading it with your hands to make a pastry-like texture
  3. Add more apple juice to make it wetter and flour to make it drier
  4. Add the sultanas or raisins and mix it together again
  5. Pop a frying pan on the hob with a blob of butter just to grease the surface and allow to heat up
  6. Meanwhile, pop the mixture on a floured surface and pat it out so it’s around ½ inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut out your cakes.
  7. Pop them in the frying pan and leave to cook for 5 or so minutes until they’re brown underneath and flip them over. Give them a bit of a squidge when you turn them over to flatten them out a bit if you like
  8. Cook for another few minutes until the underside is also brown and when you squidge the top there’s no give – that means they’re done
  9. That’s it! They’re cooked and ready to cool and munch.

 Serve with a smear of fruit puree to make a yummy scone or just great as a snack on its own! 

 
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