On the way to Amarone Restaurant (which was an amazing place with a great menu!), we detoured to the Steamer Trading Cookshop. It had only opened in November, and I had never heard of it. What a treat for someone who enjoys cooking! They have such a wide variety of everything and anything you might need to stock your kitchen. I controlled myself but will definitely return. They are opening their basement on 15 March and are going to have loads of guest chefs and demonstrations! I intend to be there!
The result of visiting this fabulous shop was the realisation that I have not cooked anything in quite awhile! And coincidentally, on Facebook yesterday someone had published a Welsh Cake recipe.
I have only experienced Welsh Cakes once, when Mom was first in the hospital and her friend also broke her hip a few days later. They were both in the same ward, not the same rooms though. Her husband is a fantastic cook and brought these in for the staff (and for me!) I was sleeping on the floor of her room and these little cakes got me through a few difficult days.
For some reason, the idea to make these sounded good and today IS St David's Day, so it is a good day to celebrate something Welsh!
They were delicious and tasted just as good as I remembered when I ate them in the hospital. So this is a really good recipe, because the man who made my first Welsh cakes is a great baker and I would never have expected my first attempt to taste anything like his.
I found this recipe on the BBC Website so have just copied it here, but I have added my own measurements in cups. I cannot guarantee they are perfect but it is the best I can do! And at the very end is the recipe just on its own.