Tiessennau Mel (honey Cakes) Welsh

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven - Gas mark 6 (400F) or 7 (425F) or 200°C If you are using a fan oven, reduce by 25°C.
  2. Grease your patty tins.
  3. Sieve together flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Separate the egg yolk from the white.
  6. Beat the yolk into sugar and butter, then add the honey, gradually.
  7. Stir in the flour with a little milk as required and mix all together lightly.
  8. Whisk the egg white into a stiff froth and fold into mixture.
  9. Half fill small patty tins with the mixture; dredge the top of each with caster sugar.
  10. Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Watch these little fellows carefully. They brown rather quickly.
  11. When ready sprinkle a little more sugar.
  12. Croeso Cymreig.


Most Helpful

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

PatternPatisserie February 28, 2014

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.

Frugal Fifer September 02, 2009

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.

Dancing Tree April 14, 2008

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