When we think of Wales, we often think of farms, sheep, daffodils and… more sheep! However, one thing which is going unnoticed, is how delicious the food is. Wales has some truly delicious National dishes, which many of us will have never heard of.
In this article, we’re going to introduce you to the Welsh dishes which you’ll be excited to taste! You can try to make them yourself at home, or plan a staycation and visit one of the restaurants Conwy.
Glamorgan Sausages aren’t like regular sausages – they may be a similar shape and have a similar name – but they actually contain no meat whatsoever. Often dubbed as vegetarian sausages, Glamorgan Sausages are made using Caerphilly cheese, breadcrumbs and leeks. Eggs are also used to bind the mixture together before they’re fried. Yummy!
To make this traditional plate, grab a baking dish. Lay a bed of mash potatoes and top with hardboiled eggs, followed by a thick creamy sauce including leeks butter and cheese, and then pop more cheese on top. Bake in the oven and, voila, or show we say Iechyd Da!
This dish is called Anglesey Eggs or ‘Wyau Ynys Mon’ as it is best made with local ingredients. Enjoy by itself, or as a side for sausages or fish.
Faggots are a Welsh meatball – distinguished by their large size! These are traditionally made from cheap cuts of meat, spices and herbs, making a super nutritious but budget meal.
Today, Faggots can be made from a more luxurious cut of meat and are served with mash potatoes peas, and onion gravy.
Bara Brith is often referred to as Wales’ fruitcake – as that is what it essentially is.
The key ingredient in Bara Brith is the dried fruit, which is soaked in string black tea overnight, before being folded into a mix with flour, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, marmalade, and mixed spices.
Bara Brith is best enjoyed fresh from the oven, or toasted, spread with a generous portion of butter. The alternative to this is Welsh cakes – you can check out a welsh cake recipe here.
Welsh Rarebit is often called posh cheese on toast – nut to call this divine creation ‘cheese on toast’ is sacrilege! Welsh Rarebit is a combination of melted Welsh cheese with butter, cream, ale and mustard, poured over toast, and grilled to perfection.
The name ‘Rarebit’ is a play on ‘Rabbit’, and derives from the fact that the Welsh were known for being bad hunters, so would eat cheese for dinner instead of Rabbit!