For a simple meal on the Welsh National Holiday of St. David’s Day (or any day you want to celebrate Wales!), try leek and potato soup (substitute vegetable stock for the chicken to make it vegetarian), Welsh rarebit (no rabbits harmed), and Welsh Cakes. Add some wonderful Welsh tea, complete with milk (sugar optional).
Here are some of our favorite Welsh recipes to celebrate St. David’s Day (March 1) – or any day! Links to the recipes are included. Do you have any favorites to add?
Cacen Cri (Welsh Cakes) – Traditionally cooked on a bakestone or a cast-iron griddle, Welsh cakes are made from flour, butter or lard, currants, eggs, milk, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Served on St. David’s Day hot or cold, dusted with caster sugar.
Welsh Rarebit – This simple and popular dish of toasted bread covered in melted cheese and topped with mustard or spices (nothing to do with rabbits!) has been popular since the 1500s under the name ‘caws pobi’ (Welsh for toasted cheese). It now even has its own national day in Wales (September 3rd).
Welsh Cawl – A traditional, hearty stew made from bacon, Welsh lamb or beef, cabbage, and leeks, although the ingredients may vary by region and season. Great on St. David’s Day or any cold, dark day in winter.
Anglesey Eggs – Made with mashed potatoes, leeks & hard boiled eggs, and baked in a cheese sauce with a crispy topping, this traditional recipe can be an easy and healthy supper dish that takes a minimum of effort to make.
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