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Baskervilles Tea Shop


One of the things I love about March is the arrival of daffodils. A splash of spring colour, to cheer us up after the cold and very wet days of winter. It is of course St David’s Day on March 1st. It’s customary in my family to always have daffodils in the house for March 1st and to make Welsh Cakes. They are a tea time treat made on a traditional bake stone on top of the stove. Bake stones are cherished family pieces passed down through the generations.

 The bake stone I have was my grandfather’s, made when he worked in a steelworks in South Wales. The family story is that he made it at work and then tied it around his neck and hid it under his coat. Quite a feat!

Welsh Cakes are lovely eaten warm, sprinkled with a bit of caster sugar or served with butter and honey. They are really easy and kids l

ove to watch them cook on the bake stone. Why not have a go and make some. You can use a heavy frying

pan if you done have a bake stone.

Welsh cakes


225g (8oz) plain flour

½ level tsp baking powder

75g butter

75g sugar

50g sultanas or currants

½ tsp mixed spice (optional)

1 egg

Milk to mix


  1. Mix together flour, baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Rub in butter and the remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in the egg and then add enough milk to make a firm dough.
  4. Roll out the dough to 1-2cm think and cut into rounds using an 8cm cutter.
  5. Cook a hot buttered griddle or in a heavy frying pan for about 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with caster sugar whilst still warm.

If you would like the recipe please visit our recipe book on our website at http://www.baskervillesteashop.co.uk/baskervilles-recipe-book

Hope to see you soon


Baskervilles Tea Shop


Monday – Saturday 9.00-5.30, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10-5

66 Alderman’s Hill, N13 4PP, 0208 351 1673