Sunday, 9 May 2010

West Wales Food Festival

What a day!! Well 2 days really!!

Last weekend (May bank holiday)
 The Pumpkin Patch held cookery workshops at the West Wales Food Festival, at the National Botanic Gardens,Wales.

 We basked in the lovely sunshine and warmth of the great glasshouse.
 We made Welsh cakes, Funtastic Fritters and Smoothies with almost 100 children and teenagers. Mums, Dads were itching to take part but it was a children only zone!

 Here are the recipes for those keen to have a go at home!
(The other language is Welsh!)

My Family Welsh Cakes


110g Butter / Menyn
80g Sugar / Siwgr
225g Self Raising Flour
50g Currants / Cwrents
1 Egg / 1 Wy
Pinch of Salt / Halen

Milk, if needed / Llaeth os oes angen
Butter and caster sugar to serve /Menyn a siwgr i orffen 

Now the fun bit...How to make them!

Wash your hands!! (don't forget that I write the recipes for children!!)
Sift the flour and rub in the butter
(until the butter totally disappears into the flour... magic!)
Stir in the sugar and the fruit.
Whisk the egg in a small bowl and add to the mixture.
Mix to a firm dough using a little milk if needed.
Roll out to 5mm thickness (on a floured surface) and cut into small circles.
Place onto a hot griddle / frying pan, turn once, cook until golden.
Sprinkle with caster sugar, and serve!   .... Mmmm!!

I hope you love them!! We do!

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