Strawberry Basil Welsh Cake

Strawberry Basil Welsh Cake

This Strawberry Basil Welsh Cake recipe may seem simple. But these simple pastries hold so many personal childhood memories that it was on the “duh, of course I should make them” baking list this past weekend.

I was lucky enough to have grandparents who lived in a beautiful house minutes away from the lake in Tahoe, California. We would spend every winter on sleds and in kid-made igloos. And every summer was spent running around the deck, tossing horseshoes, and eating all kinds of yummy treats with my sisters and cousins. And one of the most iconic treats from that era (aside from the fudge) were these welsh cakes. Well, not this strawberry basil version but the original cakes my grandmother grew up eating. I’m sure that particular recipe is over 120 years old.

Strawberry Basil Welsh Cake

What I like about these welsh cakes (we called them scones) is that they’re sweeter and chewier than standard scones. And they’re griddled! The griddled exterior extenuates the soft inside making them a perfect handheld treat for morning, noon, and night. Traditionally, welsh cakes are made with currents or raisins, but my take adds dried strawberries and fresh basil. Even this strawberry basil welsh cake twist on a classic takes me back to that house in Tahoe with every bite.

Bonus recipe: Try these welsh cakes with my gingered rhubarb compote! It paired perfectly with the strawberry and basil!

Ingredients for this recipe:

Print Recipe
Strawberry Basil Welsh Cakes
These pillowy sweet traditional welsh cakes are given a twist with strawberry and basil making them a perfect hand-held treat for morning, noon, and night.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking sugar, salt, and cream of tarter in a mixing bowl. Mix in the butter. Then add in the egg, strawberries, and basil. Turn the dough onto a floured board and roll 3/4 inch thick. Cut into circles using a 3 inch round cookie cutter.
    Dried Strawberries
  2. Turn on your griddle to 300 degrees (or use a non stick skillet on low). Place welsh cakes on griddle (not too close because they do grow in size as they cook), and cook for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook for 5 minutes. Continue flipping and cooking for 25 minutes total. Let cakes cool before eating.
    Strawberry Basil Welsh Cake with Gingered Rhubarb
Share this Recipe
 
Advertisements

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.