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Welsh cakes – for fussy eaters

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Welsh cakes

I’m always on the lookout for quick, simple, fussy eater friendly recipes.

I had never made these before but was pretty sure they’d tick boxes before I started.

I was not wrong! However, the biggest bonus of these was not that they tasted great – which they did – but that they really didn’t need any toppings (and I am a butter-aholic!!)

A cross between a scone and a biscuit they are perfect for lunchboxes or something quick and simple for afternoon tea.

Remember, changing up even slightly the foods a picky eater eats is progress, particularly if your child is on the more extreme end of fussy eating.

112 gm flour (I used wholemeal)
2 tsp baking powder
55 gm butter
4 tsps sugar (I used coconut)
Handful of sultanas
½ egg beaten
1 dessert spoon milk (less/more, as needed)

Crumb flour, baking powder and butter (I whacked it in the food processor).
Add sugar, egg and sultanas and mix.
Form a dough ball. You may need to add some milk. I found that it went from too dry to almost too wet very quickly. I also found that it seemed so dry to begin with but actually formed a dough ball despite this!
Heat a heavy pan to medium heat. Rub the surface with butter.
Roll the dough to 5 mm thickness.
Cut into circles or squares.
Cook in pan for approx 3 mins each side until golden brown and cooked through. Dust with sugar, if you wish.
Serve straight away or keep in an airtight container. Like most home-baking it is best eaten in the first day or so. If not, freeze until ready to use.

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.

She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.

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