1. What is a Welsh Cake?
A Welsh Cake is a cross between a scone and a cookie. It has a crispy exterior with a soft crumbly inside. This is achieved by rolling out the cold dough and cooking each cake on a flat top bakestone. The traditional recipe is mixed spice with currants but we here at the Welsh Baker like to experiment with new flavour profiles. Some new creations include cherry and almond, rosemary and cheddar, basil and sundried tomato, dried orange with dark chocolate. Limitless possibilities!
2. Do you have a bakery?
Finally! I found a space to call home. Stay tuned for more details and join us soon for a grand opening to celebrate all of my customers. You can find The Welsh Baker at Farmers Markets around South Western Ontario, Canada as well as pop up markets, wine tours, catered events and more. Keep checking the webpage for updates on venues. With your continued love and support we hope to have a Welsh Baker Cafe in the near future.
3. Is the Welsh Baker actually Welsh?
I am proudly Welsh Canadian. My parents emigrated here the year before I was born. I use the recipe my mother handed down and still use the cookstone that made the voyage across the ocean. I can do a stellar Welsh accent though. Come over by 'ere and I will be happy to show you.
4. Are Welsh Cakes baked?
No. Welsh cakes are rolled out, cut and cooked on a cookstone, cast iron pan or flat top griddle for about 3-4 minutes per side.
5. Are Welsh Cakes gluten free/vegan?
The original recipe is made with flour and eggs but we are working in the test kitchen on some GF and vegan cakes. Stay tuned!