Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welsh Fried Cakes

by Erica, Oak Hill Cotillion Club, West Virginia

makes: 4-5 dozen

1 cup butter or oleo
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup currants

Combine all the dry ingredients; set aside. Whisk together the eggs and milk; set aside. Cream butter/oleo and sugar. Add eggs/milk mixture alternating with dry ingredients. Add the currants, mix and chill. Roll out about ¼ inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Set dial at 350 on electric fry pan or griddle and brush it lightly with oil. Fry cookies until browned, turn and fry on other side. Sprinkle with sugar while still warm if desired.

Lora from Cleveland says: The cookies are delicious and an easy recipe. I know where I went wrong this first time though. I needed to roll out the dough thinner and missed the “chill dough” part. The only currants I could get here was dried so I soaked them in water, it worked out fine. I’m trying this out again this weekend. Yet they still turned out good. = ) Make 2/5 dozen, thick cookies

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