Well my MoFo theme wouldn't be complete without some Welsh cakes now, would it? Firstly I apologise for the cack photo, I totally forgot to take one after I made them so had to quickly snap something before work, which I was already running late for when I realised. Soz.
Welsh cakes were traditionally cooked on bake-stones back in the day, I used a cast iron pan for mine which is essentially the same thing....right? Well it's as close to a bake-stone as I'll get.
They typically aren't made with orange at all but I think mixed spice and orange are a match made in heaven.
My recipe makes 5-6 Welsh cakes. Double quantities for a larger batch.
150g plain flour
75g vegan margarine
50g caster sugar plus extra for dusting
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp mixed spice
Juice and zest of an orange
Sift the flour and mix with the caster sugar, mixed spice, salt, currants and baking powder. Chop the margarine into small pieces then add this, along with the orange juice to the flour. Rub the margarine into the flour and squish it all by hand until you get an even dough consistency.
Flour your surface and rolling pin, then roll into an even dough, about 1cm thick. If you make your dough too thick they will not cook through.
Use a cookie cutter or knife to shape your dough into round pieces.Cook your cakes on a low setting for 4-6 minutes each side, until cooked through.
Dust with caster sugar and orange zest.
Enjoy them whilst they're hot :)