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Vegan Griddled Flaky Welsh Cakes

Vegan Griddled Flaky Welsh Cakes

A popular British teatime treat since the late nineteenth century, these lightly sweetened griddle cakes also make a great breakfast.

Serves: 10 cakes
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Serve these Welsh Cakes from The Great British Vegan cookbook warm from the pan with vegan butter and jam or enjoy on their own with a hot cup of tea. 

What you need:

1¾ cups self-rising flour, plus extra for dusting
½ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅓ cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
7 tablespoons vegan butter
3½ tablespoons unsweetened vegan milk
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

What you do:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, raisins, apple pie spice, cinnamon, and sugar. Add butter and rub into flour with fingers until a breadcrumb consistency is achieved.
  2. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in milk. Gently stir until a dough is formed.
  3. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out 10 2-inch discs.
  4. In a frying pan over medium heat, warm oil. Fry cakes, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  5. Remove from pan and sprinkle with sugar. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Photo credit: Aimee Ryan

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