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Welsh Cakes History: A Sweet and Tasty Bite of Wales

Have you ever had a Welsh cake before? If not, you’ll soon see you’ve been missing out. This traditional treat of Wales, often called bakestones, has been beloved since the late 19th century when sugar, fat, and other sweet ingredients were added to this griddle-cooked cake.

Served both hot and cold, these cakes are a bit like a scone, pancake, and cookie rolled into one, all the while being incredibly unique in both taste and texture. They feature similar ingredients of scones while being cooked in the same manner as a pancake on a griddle.

Welsh cakes are regarded as treat reserved for special occasions, for they take time to craft. Made by hand, there aren’t very many commercial bakeries that produce them.

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