Recipe: Healthy Welsh cakes

PUBLISHED: 12:28 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 18 March 2016




Food blogger Ceinwen Jones shares her recipe for these cleaned up Welsh cakes


A classic Welsh cake, this cleaned up, simplified version is perfect for a cold spring morning with a hot cup of tea.

• 500g currants or sultanas

• 300ml tea

• 400g buckwheat flour

• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

• 3tsp chia seeds

• 1 x egg, beaten


1 Add the fruit into a big bowl with the chia seeds. Pour the tea over and soak overnight.

2 The next day, pre heat oven to 170 degrees. Add the flour, baking powder and beaten egg to the sultana bowl and mix together.

3 The mixture needs to be slightly wet and sticky but not runny. Add more tea if needed in small amounts and pour into a baking sheet lined loaf tin.

4 Bake in oven for 60 mins – though check that a skewer comes out clear first. If it doesn’t, keep cooking for 10 mins at a time.

5 Enjoy, with a mug of tea and the paper.

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