Jamie Oliver

Wonderful Welsh cakes

Jammed with summer berries & vanilla cream

Wonderful Welsh cakes

Makes 35 to 40
Cooks In1 hour
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    158
    8%
  • Fat
    9.4g
    13%
  • Saturates
    5.7g
    29%
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
  • Carbs
    17.4g
    7%
  • Sugars
    6.8g
    8%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    0.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

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Jamie's Great Britain

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 500 g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 75 g caster sugar , plus extra to serve
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
  • 250 g unsalted butter , (cold)
  • 150 g mixed raisins and sultanas
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • a couple of splashes of milk
  • FILLING
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 heaped tablespoon caster sugar , plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 400 g fresh berries , such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
  • 1 lemon
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By Jamie Oliver

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Method

  1. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar and mixed spice.
  2. Cut the butter into cubes and add to the bowl with a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Use your hands to rub it all together until you get a fine breadcrumb consistency, then toss in the dried fruit.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and crack in the egg. Add a splash of milk, then use a fork to beat and mix in the egg.
  5. Once combined, use your clean hands to pat and bring the mixture together until you have a dough. It should be fairly short, so don’t work it too much.
  6. Put a large heavy-bottomed non-stick frying pan on a medium heat.
  7. While it’s heating up, dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with flour and roll the dough out until it’s about 1cm thick. Use a 5cm pastry cutter to cut out as many rounds as you can. Scrunch the remaining scraps of dough together, then roll out and cut out a few more.
  8. To test the temperature, cook one Welsh cake in the pan for a few minutes to act as a thermometer. If the surface is blonde, turn the heat up a little; if it’s black, turn the heat down – leave for a few minutes for the heat to correct itself, then try again. When you've got a golden cake after 4 minutes on each side, you're in a really good place and you can cook the rest in batches. It’s all about control.
  9. As soon as they come off the pan, put them on a wire rack to cool and sprinkle them with caster sugar. You can serve them just like this, as they are. Or, if you want to do what I've done, gently cut each cake in half while turning so you get a top and a bottom.
  10. Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla paste together until you have soft peaks. Put the berries into a bowl, slicing up any big ones, and toss them with the juice of 1 lemon and a sprinkling of sugar. Open the cakes up, and add a little dollop of cream and a few berries to each one.
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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    158
    8%
  • Fat
    9.4g
    13%
  • Saturates
    5.7g
    29%
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
  • Carbs
    17.4g
    7%
  • Sugars
    6.8g
    8%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    0.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake