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Welsh Cakes

We’ve decided to show our support for Wales tonight at the Euro’s by whipping up a batch of Welsh cakes. Wales are the only home nation team left in the competition so we thought we would honour them by making these tasty little bakes. These cakes are very traditional in Wales and can be served spread with butter and a dollop of jam. Welsh cakes are not fancy in the slightest but they really hit the spot. Why not make a batch to have whilst watching the football tonight? They only take 15 minutes to make! archive- LG - 3 (13) Ingredients (makes x8) 225g plain flour 95g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle 1 tsp mixed spice 100g butter, plus extra for frying 50g sultanas 1 egg, beaten   Method Mix the flour, sugar and spice in a bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub into the flour with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sultanas before stirring in the beaten eggs. Work the dough into a ball before placing on a lightly floured work surface. Roll until about 2cm thick. Cut out the cakes using a scone cutter and keep re-rolling the trimmings. Place a little butter in a frying pan and melt over a medium heat. Place half the cakes in the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. They should feel quite hard on the top. Cook the second batch. Sprinkle all the cakes with sugar and serve warm with butter and jam. archive- LG - 2 (20)   Why not make the football even more exciting by whipping up a batch? We would love to see your Welsh bakes so share them with us using the hashtag #bakesbox or tag us using @bakesbox.

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