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Today is St. David's Day, commemorated by the wearing of daffodils or leeks. Both plants are traditionally regarded as national emblems. St David (Dewi Sant was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales
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The most famous story about Saint David tells how he was preaching to a huge crowd and the ground is said to have risen up, so that he was standing on a hill and everyone had a better chance of hearing him.
I have included a recipe or Welsh Cakes from Stephanie Jaworski's wonderful website called Joy of Baking. Lovely for tea or breakfast.
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 cup (113 grams) cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup (50 grams) currants or raisins
1/4 cup (40 grams) chopped Mixed Peel (candied citrus peel)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 - 4 tablespoons milk