Make Do Monday – Wartime Welsh Cakes

The months are just flying by as we get closer and closer to the show! This Monday we’re sharing a wartime recipe for Welsh cakes. You can find more of Lindsay’s wartime recipes here or have a look in the Make do Monday categories.


6 oz of plain flour

2 oz of margarine

3 tea spoons of baking powder

2 oz of mixed dried fruit

1 grated carrot

2 oz of sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of milk

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg


1. Start by mixing the flour and butter in a bowl, rubbing the fat into the flour.


2. Next stir in the nutmeg, sugar, grated carrot and fruit and mix well.

3. Add the egg and enough milk to make a stiff dough. Roll the dough into about 10-12 balls and flatten the cakes out to about 1/4 inch thick.


4. Preheat a griddle and bake for 5-10 minutes on each side until golden. The most important thing is to griddle the cakes slowly on a low heat.


Let us know if you’ve tried any of our wartime recipes!



  1. Hello.
    Would you mind adding “2 oz margarine or butter” to the list of Ingredients.. you’ve seem to miss that one out, dear. 🙂


    1. Well spotted! Thank you 🙂

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