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    Griddle Cakes, Drop scones,

    Need recipes for these sort of things now.

    Anybody got a favorite?

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    You have my mouth watering for my favourite welsh cakes which are cooked on a bakestone or griddle. I have never made them my self but here is a pic and recipe from the web.



    Ingredients
    225g/8oz self-raising flour, sieved
    110g/4oz (preferably Welsh) salted butter
    1 egg
    handful of sultanas
    milk, if needed
    85g/3oz caster sugar
    extra butter, for greasing

    Method
    1. Rub the fat into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.
    2. Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/¼in thick and cut into rounds with a 7.5-10cm/3-4in fluted cutter.
    3. You now need a bakestone or a heavy iron griddle. Rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on to a direct heat and wait until it heats up, place the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once. They need about 2-3 minutes each side. Each side needs to be caramel brown before turning although some people I know like them almost burnt.
    4. Remove from the pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm.

    I like to shake off the sugar and spread them with butter (Welsh of course)

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    OOOh, I miss my Gran. She does this sort of stuff all the time. Not having a griddle, I don't have the recipes for them - but her cheeseloaf & meatloaf are fantastic as are her 'millionaire' (Twix) bars & other confectionery. (I used to have all the latter recipes, gotta search - no griddle ones though, sorry. )

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    Damn Mediaman, them fukers look good, I would like some right now,
    I ain't sure what scones is but in the Pie house in Sandpoint Id. they had scones on the pastry menu, but they was just fritters as far as I could see, so they must not have known what a scone is either.
    But the fuckers did bake about a dozen different real fruit pies that were all very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediamanbkk
    Ingredients 225g/8oz self-raising flour, sieved 110g/4oz (preferably Welsh) salted butter 1 egg handful of sultanas milk, if needed 85g/3oz caster sugar extra butter, for greasing Method 1. Rub the fat into the sieved flour
    That's what pisses me off about 'recipes'. What fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr
    That's what pisses me off about 'recipes'. What fat?
    110 grams of butter, butter is fat, butterfat, cream it into the flour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Damn Mediaman, them fukers look good, I would like some right now,
    I ain't sure what scones is but in the Pie house in Sandpoint Id. they had scones on the pastry menu, but they was just fritters as far as I could see, so they must not have known what a scone is either.
    But the fuckers did bake about a dozen different real fruit pies that were all very good.
    I will have a trial at baking them,

    if any good then i will do some for you, the hard bit is getting a good solid bakestone or griddle

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    ^^Thanks, I had made the mistake of rubbing my ig tummy into the flour.... messy and fun, but inevitably the recipe didn't work

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    Nick: Many of us have made the same mistake - messy and fun but tasted crap

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    When I was a kid, we went to Gram's old house on wkends for farming. Her old fire-burning griddle-top stove was still there then. Hotcakes, butter and chokecherry or maple syrup with sides of bacon and eggs fried in the cast iron frying pan every morning.

    Hotcakes
    1 cup flour
    1/2 tsp or so of salt
    1 Tbsp of sugar if you want
    2 Tspns of baking powder
    Mix the above. Then make a well to add this combo
    1 beaten egg
    3/4 cup milk
    2 Tbsps or so of melted lard or oil
    Mix it all up slightly. It should be kinda lumpy.
    Make sure the griddle is kinda spitting (put a dash of water on it to check)
    Pour batter (about a half a ladle; you'll figure it out) on the griddle and kinda spread it out. When the bubbles start forming on the top side, flip and cook until golden on the other side. Keep warm in the oven while you do the rest.

    You can also add some mushed up apple to the batter. Put a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg in the flour mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    When I was a kid, we went to Gram's old house on wkends for farming. Her old fire-burning griddle-top stove was still there then. Hotcakes, butter and chokecherry or maple syrup with sides of bacon and eggs fried in the cast iron frying pan every morning.

    Hotcakes
    1 cup flour
    1/2 tsp or so of salt
    1 Tbsp of sugar if you want
    2 Tspns of baking powder
    Mix the above. Then make a well to add this combo
    1 beaten egg
    3/4 cup milk
    2 Tbsps or so of melted lard or oil
    Mix it all up slightly. It should be kinda lumpy.
    Make sure the griddle is kinda spitting (put a dash of water on it to check)
    Pour batter (about a half a ladle; you'll figure it out) on the griddle and kinda spread it out. When the bubbles start forming on the top side, flip and cook until golden on the other side. Keep warm in the oven while you do the rest.

    You can also add some mushed up apple to the batter. Put a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg in the flour mix.
    Chokecherry? Not sure I have heard of it, but it all sounds good

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    Chokecherries are a prairie thing. A bit tart but lovely flavour.

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    ^Thank you, interesting name though and I found this snippet while looking for pics:

    "Commercially they will be known as black cherries to make marketing easier in the global market." - They have been known as chokecherries for hundreds of years and some marketer wants to change the name, amazing!

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    ^ Ya, like rapeseed. Gotta call it canola now, or whatever PC name they attach to it. Stupid.

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    I agree, and when they change the names, a lot of history and tradition goes out of the window. Apparently in some posh schools in the UK, children are called little people wtf!

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