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Happy Valentine’s Day

The plan for this site isn’t really to share recipes but I couldn’t resist sharing this with you. They are perfect to make with children as they are really simple.

We made these, actually I should say that my husband made these, for our favours at our wedding nearly seven years ago. It seems crazy that we’re seven years and two children down the line now.

I actually posted this recipe on an old blog a number of years ago but it felt timely to resurrect it given it’s nearly Valentine’s day and St David’s Day is just around the corner as well.

We used heart shaped cutters as they were for our wedding but any shape will work as long as you can flip them over. These are especially delicious when they are still warm and the chocolate is a little bit oozy!

Photo by Shelley Daniel Photography

To make a batch of chocolate orange Welsh cakes (about 10 – 12) you will need:

  • 125g butter
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 packet of chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of orange flavouring
  • 1 medium egg beaten

How to make the chocolate orange Welsh cakes:

  1. Rub together the butter and flour and then add your egg and combine.
  2. Add the sugar, chocolate chips and the orange flavouring. With the flavouring my husband found it easiest to drip it around the mixture as otherwise some parts are orangey and others aren’t.
  3. Combine together until you have a dough.
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the mixture to about 1cm thick and cut out circles using a biscuit cutter.
  6. Heat a frying pan – do not add oil.
  7. Add the Welsh cakes to the pan and flip over when cooked on the first side.
  8. Once cooked sprinkle with sugar.

You will probably find you can only add a few Welsh cakes at a time to the pan, don’t try to cram them in as they will stick together and you’ll have problems flipping them over.

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