The Wonderful Letter this week is W
And W stands for Margaret Ritchie's Welsh Cakes
Margaret was a dear friend, a nurse of Welsh extraction, and her favourite tea-time treat was a plate of Welsh cakes, - perhaps with a little cheese, a little jelly....
She shared her recipe, as well as her nursing skills in a community that had no doctor and where she might be called at all hours of the day or night for help. Our children loved her, and for me she was the dearest of friends. I look back on tea-time visits with her with fond memories.
I make Margaret's Welsh cakes for children and grandchildren who love their grand buttery flavour and scone like texture.
Here is her recipe.....
2 cups of sifted flour
1/2 to 2/3 cups of granulated sugar
3 tsps of baking powder
a pinch of salt..
mix these dry ingredients and sift again.
Cut in 1/2 cup of butter to a course meal.
Add 1 1/4 cups of currants softened in water and patted dry
Stir in 2 beaten eggs and 1 tsp of vanilla with a fork, making a soft dough.
Knead 10 to 12 times and roll out 1/3 inch thick.
Cut with cookie cutter and fry in electric fry pan (ungreased) at 340 to 360 degrees F, 5 to 6 minutes each side.
Serve buttered with jelly, jam or cream cheese.
Delicious! I am off to make some right now for a bedtime snack!
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