Leek, Laverbread and Y Fenni Cheese Welshcakes

A savoury twist on a traditional Welsh classic.


250g self-raising flour

100g Welsh salted butter

1leek, white and light green part, finely chopped

50g Y Fenni cheese, grated

1tsp dried Laverbread (Welshman’s caviar)

1 beaten egg

1 tbsp milk (you can add a little more if required)


Leek, Laverbread and Y Fenni Cheese Welsh cakes


  1. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.


  2. Add leek, cheese and Laverbread.Mix with a fork.


  3. Add beaten egg and milk to form a stiff dough.


  4. Roll out to 1cm thickness and cut into circles (about 6cm in diameter).


  5. Heat a griddle or frying pan (medium heat).Oil with a little butter.


  6. Drop Welshcakes onto the hot surface and cook through until golden on each side.


Recipe by Jane Harris, Visit Wales.

Find more traditional Welsh recipes here.