Welsh food: the low-down


What’s the first thing you think about when you say ‘welsh food’?

‘Welsh rarebit’?

‘Bara Brith’?

‘Welsh cakes’?

‘Cawl’?

‘Crempogs’?

You may be of Welsh descent and know you’re stuff and what the above things are, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a bit of a breakdown of the most popular traditional dishes…

-       Welsh rarebit: there are loads of variations, but basically it’s a savoury sauce of melted cheese (usually with ale, mustard, cayenne pepper or paprika) served over hot toast – yum!

-       Bara Brith: a sweet bread made with raisins, currants and candied peel.

-       Welsh cakes: a teatime treat; sweet drop scones cooked on a griddle

-       Cawl: a stew made of lamb and leeks.

-       Crempogs: pancakes made with flour, salt, eggs, milk and butter – serve them with anything!

Most of traditional food in Wales is made from local ingredients – there’s so much food on offer from the country’s farms, hilly terrain and coastline, you’re spoilt for choice!

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