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Grand Welsh Cakes

Grand Welsh Cakes Challenge Progress

1136/1000 Welsh cakes cooked and enjoyed!

56.7%

Why a Grand Welsh Cakes?

This year St David’s Day won’t be the same celebration that it usually is. There will be no school Eisteddfods, no concerts, no dressing up and no chance to show off your leek or daffodil.

What is the Grand Welsh Cakes challenge?

St David told us to do the little things, so with this in mind, we encourage you to help us make a 1000 Welsh cakes to celebrate St David’s Day from home.

Any number of cakes you make, big or small, will all add up to our grand total.

With families and individuals joining in right across Wales, we hope to link together communities and lift spirits through engaging in a common goal, and investing our energies in fun, traditional activities. Who knows, perhaps you might learn a new skill in the process!

How can you get involved?

Joining our #grandwelshcakes challenge couldn’t be easier!

Follow your trusted Welsh cakes recipe or use the recipe below.

Once you have made your cakes just click the button below and fill in the form with how many you have made and which part of the Wales you are from.

We’d also love to see photos of you as you’re making your Welsh cakes, of the finished bakes or even just of you enjoying your handiwork! Send them in to us or share on social media and tag Nanny Biscuit and use the hashtags #grandweekinwales & #grandwelshcakes. We will share them on our social media channels and website, with the aim of showcasing the baking talents of people from all across Wales!

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 50g lard, cut into small pieces, plus extra for frying
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg beaten
  • A splash of milk

Method

Step 1

Tip the flour, sugar, mixed spice, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, with your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until crumbly. Mix in the currants. Work the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry – it should be the same consistency as shortcrust pastry.

Step 2

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with lard, and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served warm with butter and jam, or simply sprinkled with caster sugar. Cakes will stay fresh in a tin for 1 week.

All you need to do now is set yourself a target and get as many people involved as possible. You could also use this as an opportunity to fundraise for Nanny Biscuit or a local charity of your choice.

All money raised for Nanny Biscuit will be used to combat food poverty and loneliness within communities across Wales; issues that have been exacerbated over the last year.

Make a Donation

By donating vital funds to Nanny Biscuit we can continue reaching those who need us most.

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Create your free fundraising page for A Grand Week in Wales and start collecting sponsorship and donations from friends and family.

Challenges Totals

Grand Welsh Relay

4097.6/1000 miles

100%

Grand Welsh Cakes

1136/1000 Welsh cakes enjoyed

100%

Grand Welsh Dig

145/1000 trees/bulbs planted

14.5%

Grand Welsh Feed

1079/1000 meals to those in need

100%

Grand Welsh Workers

1040/1000 meals for key workers

100%

Grand Welsh Pick

923.5/1000 bags of litter / plastic picked

92.35%

Grand Welsh Poem

1062/1000 lines of poetry written

100%

Grand Welsh Singalong

61/1000 musical performances recorded

6.1%

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