Welsh cakes cooked on the cast iron griddle

A delicious recipe that is perfect for any occasion!

Using Black Rock Grill's cast iron griddle (available in our online shop).

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Difficulty easy


  • Self-raising flour 225g
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Butter (or margarine) 100g
  • Caster sugar 50g (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • Currants 50g
  • Egg 1 egg, beaten with 3 tbsp of milk


  1. Simply mix the flour and salt together in a bowl
  2. Rub in the butter/margarine.
  3. Add the sugar and currants and mix together
  4. Pour the egg mixture and mix everything together until the dough is stiff
  5. Sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll out the dough until it is 5mm thick
  6. Cut out with a pastry / cookie cutter
  7. Put the griddle on the hob/stove on a medium heat
  8. Put a little bit of butter on the griddle
  9. To test the heat sprinkle some water on the griddle, the water should jump up and down then evaporate very quickly
  10. Cook the cakes for about 3-4 minutes on each side, they will turn golden brown and have risen slightly.
  11. Welsh cakes are best served hot with a little caster sugar sprinkled on top
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