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Strawberry Griddle Cakes.


8 ozs Self Raising Flour.
Half a teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda.
3 ozs Soaked Dried Strawberries or Fresh Picked -chopped.
3 ozs favourite spread.
3 ozs Caster Sugar.
1 egg beaten with 1 teasp. Milk.
Work the spread gradually into the flour/bicarb/sugar with a fork. Allow time to blend together. Add egg mix.
Roll out into one third inch thick on a floured board.
Cut into 9 small circles with cutter.
Place on dry griddle pan.
Place pan over very low gas flame for about 3 mins.
Turn with knife and fork when cooked underneath.
Cook on other side. Remove to cooling rack.
Gather the left over pieces into another cake and place on
the griddle to cook in the same way.

When these are cold drop into the freezer drawer, they are always there to de frost on the radiator when I need a handy nibble !

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These sound like Welsh cakes, Diane, except we add sultanas/currants.

They are great favourites with most people and Delia Smith has her MIL's recipe in one of her books as Delia's husband is Welsh.

Back home we used a special griddle. Now I use a frying pan!

2 Feb, 2018


they sound yummy :o)

2 Feb, 2018


Thanks Eirlys and SB girl. I used to make them with currants. Then bought these dried Strawberries out of curiosity on the snacks counter. Found them too hard to chew, so put some in soak, chopped them and put them in the griddle cakes without the Mixed Spice. Really like them that way. Am thinking now they would also work with
soaked, cooked and chopped Cranberries.
Have made Cauliflower Soup this week. Nick Nairne's recipe for Broccolli Soup. Easy, cheap and very good.
Cant find Welsh Cakes in my Delia, it must be there somewhere !

3 Feb, 2018


Yes they are very like the welsh cakes I make as Erilys said , when my daughter would go camping with her 3 boys I would make a tin full up to 50 cakes !! I make mine on a cast iron bake stone I had my mothers bake stone for years till it split I then managed to buy one in a old iron mongers shop I will try the strawberry ones on my bake stone it’s also called a griddle in some places .

4 Feb, 2018


They were often made in Scottish homes where the Peat fired stove was always burning which kept the house warm, aired the nappies on the fireguard, baked the bread in the oven,and cooked the Griddle Cakes on top.
I bought a Griddle Pan £18 from Sainsburys and now I am used to keeping the gas flame as low as possible make these little cakes which I find very handy in the freezer drawer. Will save putting the oven on in the hot weather -
when it comes !

5 Feb, 2018

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