250g self-raising flour

100g Welsh salted butter

1 leek, white and light green part, finely chopped

50g Y Fenni cheese, grated

1 tsp dried laverbread (Welshman’s caviar)

1 beaten egg

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


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

02 Add leek, cheese and laverbread. Mix with a fork.

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

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

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

06 Drop Welsh cakes onto the hot surface and cook through until golden on each side.

Recipe by Jane Harris, Visit Wales.

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