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Recipe for family meals :

Cinnamon Cake - Teisen Sinamon

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


8 oz self-raising flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
3 eggs seperated
A little milk to moisten
1 tablespoon golden caster sugar
Raspberry or strawberry jam


  • Set oven to 350°F or Mark4.
  • Grease a shallow 8 inch or similar baking tin.
  • Sieve together in a bowl the flour, cinnamon and pinch of salt.
  • Rub in the butter.
  • Add the caster sugar and the beaten egg yolks to the flour mixture and mix well to a fairly stiff consistency.
  • Add sufficient milk to moisten slightly.
  • Turn the mixture into the tin and bake for about 25 minutes until cooked through.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325°F or Mark3.
  • For the topping, whip the egg whites until stiff and fold in the golden caster sugar.
  • Spread jam over the top of the cake and then pile on the meringue mixture.
  • Return to the oven and cook for about 20 minutes until the meringue is set and pale golden brown.

This dessert is best eaten straight away.

Makes 1

Debbie and Trev Jones