This is an adopted recipe and after trying it out, I must say I was very surprised on how good it tastes! Kinda homey. I don't dredge it with sugar before or after baking as I don't really need the extra bit of sugar. I used Wildflower honey.
- Preheat oven - Gas mark 6 (400F) or 7 (425F) or 200°C If you are using a fan oven, reduce by 25°C.
- Grease your patty tins.
- Sieve together flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Separate the egg yolk from the white.
- Beat the yolk into sugar and butter, then add the honey, gradually.
- Stir in the flour with a little milk as required and mix all together lightly.
- Whisk the egg white into a stiff froth and fold into mixture.
- Half fill small patty tins with the mixture; dredge the top of each with caster sugar.
- Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Watch these little fellows carefully. They brown rather quickly.
- When ready sprinkle a little more sugar.
- Croeso Cymreig.
What a wonderful recipe - perfect for Saint David's Day March 1st. I've made them 3 times this week already, I did halve the recipe and it was perfect - still used one egg for the half recipe. Thanks so much!! Patricia
Made these for "Virtual culinary cruise:British Isles and Ireland September 2009. These are lovely little cakes, I would recommend using quite a strong flavoured honey in the recipe to maximise the delicate flavours. The batter is quite stiff, but very easy to put together. I used dark brown sugar as it was all I had and will be making these again. Thanks for posting.
I made these cakes for Ostara celebration. Yum! They were so easy to make and everyone loved them. I couldn't find caster sugar, so I just used powdered sugar.