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The Welsh Cake That Celebrates The Traditional Day Of Shearing Sheep
Shearing cake is a sweet Welsh recipe provided as a form of gratitude to the farmers and workers who shear sheep. The traditional recipe has evolved to include many variations.
Traditional shearing cake delivers mouthfuls of moist, soft bites flavored with caraway seeds, nutmeg, and citrus and is often served with tea.
Shearing cake is best enjoyed the same day, and the spongy scone-like treat can be enhanced with slatherings of salty butter or generous toppings of Demerara sugar.
Today, original shearing cake recipes are harder to come by. More modern recipes tend to contain ingredients like dried fruit, juice, and heavy cream.