Welsh cakes have a long history, associated with the coal mining industry. Previously called ‘bakestones’, they were eaten as griddle-cooked canes by miners, cooked by their wives, with children taking them to school as they were easy to carry and durable. Today they still remain one of the most popular Welsh snacks. Keep fresh dough and dried fruits away from pets.
These slightly spiced vegan Welsh cakes (Vegan on Board) are a bit like scones or shortbread mixed, and traditionally served at tea time. They are made with flour, baking powder and sugar, along with palm-oil-free vegan butter. The egg is replaced by ground flax seed and water, plus they contain dried fruits and mixed spice.
This recipe by Gaz Oakley (a talented Welsh chef) is one to try. They are made with flour, vegan butter and sugar, alongside currants and mixed spice, and a dash of salt and plant milk.