Bakestones | a recipe

bakestonesBakestones or Welsh Cakes as they are sometimes call are a delicious griddle cake from Wales and ‘baked’ on a bakestone.  Many famillys have their own version and I thought I’d share my familys recipe.   They are somple to make and quick too, as they are griddled for aprox 8 – 10 minuets, lovely walm or cold.


8oz self raising flour

4oz caster sugar

4oz butter

3oz sultanas

1 free range egg.

Put hob on to a medium heat the griddle, a large heavy base fry pan can be used.

To begin with sift the flour into a bowl and add the butter, rub in the butter to flour until it resembles bread crumbs.


Add in the sugar and sultana’s tot he flour and butter.  Then mix the egg with 1 teaspoon of milk and add mix into the dry ingredients.  Make into a soft dough.  I sometimes leave mine to rest in the fridge for 20 minuets.  On a floured work surface roll out the dough until aprox 1/4 inch thick.


Place the cut out bakestones on pre heated griddle and cook for 3 – 5 minusts each side, watching they don’t burn.


When cooked both sides place on a cooling wrack.  I sometimes sprinkle them with caster sugar while hot.


They keep well and perfect for a tea time treat.  Occasionally I add a teaspoon of mixed spice or freshly grated nutmeg, you can add currants or mixed dried fruit.

I you do bake a batch, do let me know!  Have a wonderful weekend!


2 thoughts on “Bakestones | a recipe”

  1. Welsh cakes! I made my first batch for last St. Davids Day – they were a bit small, but really good. Recipe nearly identical to yours, and I added the extra spice and currants. (Can’t believe it took me sixty years to finally do it for myself…)


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