Welsh Raisin Biscuits

    18 minutes

    These are delicious little raisin biscuits called 'bakestones' in Wales. They are fried on a griddle rather than baked.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 72 

    • 2 cups (250g) caster sugar
    • 275g butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 175g raisins

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. Preheat a griddle to moderate heat. Grease lightly.
    2. Beat sugar and butter together, adding salt and baking powder. Beat in eggs. Add 2 cups flour and raisins and mix. Then add remaining flour. If too dry add a little milk; if too wet add a little flour.
    3. Roll out about 5mm thick and cut out biscuits.
    4. Place on a greased griddle and brown on both sides.

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    I live in Wales and this is the nicest "pick" as we call them recipy nice and moist and my 2 boys enjoyed makeing them with me but I turned them thank you very much I'll use this one often.  -  11 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i know nothing about bakestones. Nothing. I thought it was a cookie that you fry on the stove. Wrongo. Its more like a funky pancake. Truth be known, i didn't care for it much. And i've got alot left over in the fridge.. maybe the recipe could use a little elaboration?  -  29 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Bakestones are really just a larger welsh cake. Eat with a cup of tea with your feet up.  -  18 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)