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Recipe for family meals :

Teisen Lap - Moist Cake

This recipe comes from the web site of Debbie and Trev Jones who live in Birmingham, England and have put their website together in the hope of finding find out about their Jones ancestors from the UK. The Jones ancestry dates back to 1775 and Cardiganshire, Wales. It follows their forefathers journey to Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan and some of the achievements they made, particularly in the world of professional football, for over fifty years. Although Jones is a common name, this is by no means a common family.

This is one of the Welsh recipes from their site for you to enjoy. If you would like to take a look at their web site it is

"This moist cake was popular with miners who ate it down the mine in the South Wales valleys. It was originally baked in a shallow tin in front of the open fire."


1/2 lb plain flour
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch nutmeg
4 oz butter
2 oz caster sugar
4 oz currants
2 eggs well beaten
1/4 pint milk


  • Set oven to 350°F or Mark4.
  • Grease a shallow baking tin.
  • Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter and mix in the sugar and the currants.
  • Beat the eggs well and mix into the dry ingredients.
  • Add the milk slowly and beat well to make a soft dough.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until light golden brown.

Makes 1

Debbie and Trev Jones