It's my daughter's 20th Birthday today - 20 - when did that happen? Its also her first one away from home ever. I was a bit tearful this morning - soppy old moma! Its a lovely sunny day here in Hampshire and it was a lovely sunny day in Wales when she was born - in fact she's always had sunny days on her birthday - she has such a sunny disposition, takes after me you know! lol! This is her on her 13th Birthday with her horse Figaro behind her - she still has him.
And this was her on her 18th.
Anyway - I digress - my post this morning is to provide you with the much requested recipe for Welsh Cakes or Teissen Cymraeg as they are also known:
Sorry its all in lbs and ounces but I'm not a metric girl!
8oz plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp mixed spice
2oz butter or margarine
3 oz caster sugar
2oz currants (soak them in cold tea to plump them up)
1 egg, beaten
2-3 tablespoons milk
Sift flour baking powder and spice then add butter and fat and rub in. Add sugar and fruit. Beat 1 egg and mix in - add just enough milk to form a soft dough - turn out and cut into rounds about 1/4" thick. Cook on a heavy pan or griddle over a medium heat turning as necessary until cooked inside and out about 4 mins each side. Sprinkle with caster sugar if liked - best eaten on the day of being made.
You can also do Teisen Dinca - Apple Welsh Cakes:
Make up dough as above but add 6oz grated cooking apples (granny smiths in US) before adding egg. This makes a wet dough so you may not need as much milk.
Let me know if you have a go and what you think of them x
The theme over at SPA this week is Illusion - this had me stumped so I did a bit of googling and found some fabulous images. This one was one of my favourite - I have no idea who it is by so can't credit them. Isn't it gorgeous? There was another lovely one I found with birds and a tree.
I'm not a great free hand drawer but thought I'd give it a go - I think my lady's face is slight too thin. I think she looks like one of those old fashioned harsh teachers. Lol! I enjoyed this chance to do something completely different for me.