St Davids Day Cheese and Gifts ...

Celebrate St Davids Day on March 1st with our outstanding Welsh Cheeses and Whisky. March 1st is St David’s Day in Wales and people wear either a daffodil or leek, two of the national emblems of Wales.

The leek is associated with St. David as it was seen as healthy, virtuous, with healing qualities. It also acquired mystic virtues with claims that girls who slept with a leek under their pillow on St David’s Day would see their future husband in their dreams! No wonder then that leeks feature heavily in St David's Day Recipes and Welsh food.

Snowdonia Little Black Bomber Wax Cheddar 200gSnowdonia Black Bomber ...

Welsh Cakes ...

Welsh cakes are a traditional Welsh favourite and it was customary to cook them over a heavy, flat, iron pan (Skillet) called a bakestone. Traditionally they are sweet, but for a savoury taste sensation, swap the sugar and sultanas for Snowdonias Powerful Welsh Cheddar. These are great fun to make with children and cook in a few minutes on a hot frying pan.

Ingredients & Preparation

Step 1

225g self raising flour
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt

Step 2

110g butter

Step 3

10g Parmesan, grated

75g Snowdonia Cheddar, grated
4g fresh chives, chopped

Step 4

1 egg; Break the egg into a bowl or cup; whisk till smooth

Method to make Welshcakes

Step 1

Combine items and sieve twice into a suitable sized bowl

Step 2

Rub in the butter until crumbly

Step 3

Stir in the Cheeses and Chives

Step 4

Add the Egg, mixing to form a smooth dough. Transfer the Dough to a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a depth of 6mm.

To cook the Welshcakes

Step 5

Using a 6cm Round cutter cut the dough into rounds. Re-roll the trimmings until all the dough is used.

Step 6

Heat a heavy flat frying pan on a medium heat (traditionally a heavy flat iron pan called a ‘griddle’ pan or bakestone was used). Spray with a little vegetable oil, or pour enough to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.

Step 7

Add the Welshcakes to the pan and cook on moderate heat for 3-4 minutes until light golden in colour. Turn over and repeat for a further 3 minutes.

They should be fairly brown and crisp on the outside.
Serve immediately while still warm, with lashings of butter, and or more grated cheese