In Welsh, the word for griddle in planc. In Welsh houses, food was traditionally cooked over an open fire, either in a large pot or on iron planc set over the coals. A cast iron or other heavy skillet on your stove top is a successful substitute for cooking these scone like griddle cakes. The heat must be moderate so the cakes have time to cook through before the outside gets too crisp. They’re also easy to make over a campfire, as long as you place the skillet over coals or at a distance from the flame so it doesn’t get too hot.