Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
My Mother-in-Law makes these every weekend. I love them warm with jam.
- 1 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 cup currants, washed and drained
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Cut in cold butter.
- Mix egg and milk together and slowly add to dry ingredients.
- Turn onto a floured board and roll 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut into rounds and fry on an electric skillet at 300* for about 5 minutes on each side.
These were easy to make biscuits that satisfied the snack attack. I have also baked these welsh cakes as opposed to making them in the electric frying pan. I let them bake for about 10-12 minutes on a cookie sheet @ 365°. They turned out more light and fluffy. My husband preferred them in this way. As well, I used raisins as opposed to currants. Yummy!
Delicious and easy. Great proportions. Made them in a food processor using the pulse button and stopped the mixing just before it all clumped together. Then rolled it out. Dough made way more than 12 though. Maybe I just have a smaller cutter, but I got 20 of these little beauties.
My grandma & mom have made these all my life!!! They are one of my favorite things! They're great when you want some baking & it's too hot to use the oven. My uncle can eat dozens at one sitting!! Thanks for sharing!!