Archive for the ‘Glamorgan’ Category

International Shopping Guide in Cardiff

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Being a student at Glamorgan you’re spoilt for choice – hilly countryside, great coastline, city entertainment and plenty of sporting activities. And of course, food! As well as all the traditional Welsh fare on offer, international food  is also a popular choice – and we’re showing you where to find it.

We’ve put together a list – a ‘Shopping Guide’, if you like, to some international shops in Cardiff – hope you enjoy shopping for ingredients from abroad so you can create imaginative dishes!

Welsh food: the low-down

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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

‘Welsh rarebit’?

‘Bara Brith’?

‘Welsh cakes’?



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…

How to make a Welsh speciality

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Here’s the Welsh Cake recipe from The Glamorgan Apprentice video, so you know how to cook up these tasty traditional treats yourselves!


• 1 lb plain flour,
• 1 teaspoon baking powder,
• 1 pinch allspice,
• 1 pinch salt,
• 200g butter,
• 150g sugar,
• 100g seedless raisins,
• 2 eggs beaten,
• Few drops of milk to beat

1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, all spice and salt in a large bowl.

2. Rub in the butter till the time the dry ingredients with butter resemble breadcrumbs.

3. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture, with a few drops of milk to make a fairly stiff dough.

4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch and cut into 2-inch rounds with a pastry cutter.

5. Cook on a well-greased griddle or a heavy based frying pan for about 3 minutes each side on a low flame until each side is golden brown.

6. Sprinkle with sugar and serve warm.