The Welsh Cake has lots of different regional names yn Gymraeg. Cacennau Cri, Tishan Lechwan, Pice ar y maen, Pice bach or Teisennau Gradell to name a few. They were traditionally made as inexpensive but calorie rich additions to the diet of coal miners and other labourers but were also served at tea to the family.
A Welsh cake is a simple, flat cake a little like a dropscone or pancake of sorts. They are made on a traditional bakestone, known in Welsh as a planc or a gradell. The word maen or ma’n was also used, meaning simply stone. By the nineteenth century bakestones were made from cast iron but before that they were made of slate. You can still buy traditional bakestones but nowadays they are often made from steel. Bakestones were often passed down the family line and my own father made Welsh cakes on his great grandmother’s bakestone throughout my childhood. If you don’t have a bakestone, you can use a thick bottomed frying pan or a cast iron skillet.
I have created a recipe yn Gymraeg for you to follow so you can make your own Welsh cakes. This recipe is written to help you practice verbs ending -wch which give us instructions in Welsh – the imperative or gorchmynnol. Download a copy of the recipe and share it with your class!
225g o flawd codi
100g o fenyn
75g o siwgr mân
75g o gyrens
1 wy wedi’i guro
pinsiad o sbeis cymysg
pinsiad o halen
- Mewn powlen, cymysgwch y menyn i mewn i’r blawd a’r halen nes bod y gymysgedd fel briwsion bara.
- Ychwanegwch y cyrens a’r siwgr a’u troi’n dda.
- Cyfunwch y rhain gydag wy wedi’i guro, ac ychydig o laeth os oes angen, nes bod gennych chi does eitha cadarn.
- Rholiwch y toes nes bod hi’n hanner moddfedd o drwch.
- Torrwch y toes i gylchoedd.
- Cynheswch radell neu badell ffrio a’i hiro gydag ychydig o fenyn.
- Coginiwch y cacennau am oddeutu 3-4 munud bob ochr nes bod nhw’n frown euraid
- Gorffennwch gyda siwgr mân.
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