Welsh Fried Biscuits

    30 minutes

    These are a very simple currant biscuit that is fried and not baked, like an oatcake. They are delicious!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 100g butter
    • 1/2 cup (70g) dried currants
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 1/3 cup (65g) white sugar for decoration

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and the 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Toss in currants.
    2. Beat egg and milk with a fork and add to flour mixture; mix gently with fork just until blended. Dough should be consistency of pastry dough.
    3. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness with floured rolling pin on lightly floured pastry cloth or board. Cut with 8cm floured biscuit cutter.
    4. Heat greased heavy frypan over moderate heat until few drops of water jump when dropped on surface. Cook biscuits a few at a time for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and cook another 3 minutes, or until golden brown on second side. Remove to wire rack. Sprinkle with sugar. Let cool completely, then wrap in plastic bags to store. Can also be frozen.

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    My grandfather was Welsh and I can remember my grandmother making Welsh cookies when I was a small child. I was so thrilled to see this recipe on the site and decided to give it a whirl after talking to a coworker from the UK who said he had not had the cookies since he was a kid either. My 3 year-old daughter helped me make the cookies and we both had a blast! Instead of currants (I couldn't find any at my local grocery store) we used dates because I don't particularly care for raisins. They tasted wonderful and came out looking great! My coworker from the UK said that they were excellent - just like the ones his Welsh "Nam" used to make. My boss loved them so much I swear he ate half the batch. Will definitely make again! Thanks!  -  29 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i love these, they remind me of scones. I mix spices(cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg) with the flour. Also i rolol the dough into balls and squash them on the pan. great recipe!  -  08 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Taste like the cookies I buy at the Celtic festivals from the Welsh Cookie Company. Delicious!!!  -  13 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)