Tasty Welsh Recipes
Holding your own Welsh event? Here are a few traditional Welsh recipe ideas for you to try.
A wonderfully wholesome dish. The contents used to be dictated by geographical location, i.e. if you were on the coast you might be making a seafood cawl, inland maybe a bacon cawl, and in the hills and mountains mainly lamb and mutton.
Welsh cakes are a bit like a scone, baked on a griddle and with a distinctive flavour and texture, usually sprinkled with caster sugar and served hot with butter. As an alternative you can try them with mixed dried fruit or tropical fruit.
Bara brith is a rich fruit loaf made with tea (sometimes known as 'speckled bread'). The flavour of the Bara Brith can be altered slightly by adding a few flavours such as marmalade or whiskey liquer.
A different twist on the traditional sausage, this vegetarian recipe uses Caerphilly cheese and leek. You may wish to add some alternative ingredients, for a Mediterranean touch mix together chopped red onion, chopped olives, small capers, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
There are many versions of this dish. Traditionally it is served on toast, sometimes with a poached egg on top. However many chefs have taken to using the rarebit mixture for more adventurous dishes such as a topping for fillet of Welsh beef, or for fillet of roasted cod. It is ideal as a vegetarian dish and is exceptionally good poured over a dish of roasted vegetables and baked in the oven until golden.