Welsh honey cakes - recipe

Welsh honey cakes

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C, gas mark 4) and grease a 12 hole non stick muffin tin.

  2. 2

    Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, allspice and cinnamon.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 225g Self-raising white flour
    • ½tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • ¼tsp Allspice
    • ½tsp Cinnamon
  3. 3

    Cream together the butter, sugar and honey until light and fluffy.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 120g Butter (salted) softened
    • 80g Unrefined light muscovado sugar
    • 120g Honey Welsh, runny
  4. 4

    Gradually beat in the eggs and then fold in the flour mixture, adding the milk for a dropping consistency.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 2 tbsp Milk (whole)
  5. 5

    Divide equally between the 12 holes of the muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until risen, golden and springy to the touch.

  6. 6

    Remove and cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn them out to continue cooling on a wire rack.

  7. 7

    To make the icing mix the icing sugar with the extract and 2 tablespoons of water to make an icing that just runs off a spoon.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 150g Icing sugar
    • 1½tsp Orange extract
  8. 8

    Place all the muffins so they are bottom side up and spoon over the icing so it drips down the sides and top with pistachios and some freeze dried raspberries if using. Leave for 15 minutes to set before serving.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 40g Pistachio nuts
    • Raspberries (dried)

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