Welsh cakes on a wire rack

St David's Day recipes

27 Recipes

Celebrate St David's Day on 1 March with our Welsh-inspired recipes, from classic Welsh cakes and bara brith to modern twists on the traditional like rarebit muffins.

Welsh cakes

4.64516

(93 ratings)

Pice ar y maen, a Welsh teatime treat passed on through generations and still as popular as ever. Perfect for making with the children
  • 16 mins
  • Easy

Leek & Caerphilly crumble tart

3.57143

(7 ratings)

Use Caerphilly or Wensleydale cheese and a nutty topping in this make-ahead, lunchtime tart
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Welsh onion cake with caerphilly

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Take this Welsh classic to the next level by adding sharp, salty cheese and sweet leeks. It’s the perfect dish for St David’s Day or an easy family dinner...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

St David's Day risotto

4.25

(4 ratings)

Celebrate St. David's Day in fine style with this recipe for a light and creamy risotto
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Bara brith

4.68

(25 ratings)

Good Food reader, Win Morgan shares her recipe for this traditional Welsh tea bread loaf with mixed spice - serve sliced and spread with butter
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Rarebit toasts

4.7

(10 ratings)

This comforting snack is super-quick and easy, perfect for suppertime snacking.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy leeks with ham

4.285715

(7 ratings)

This a great main to have up your sleeve, it's delicious with pasta or some crusty bread
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Cauliflower rarebits

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Combine cauliflower cheese with a traditional Welsh rarebit for the perfect pub lunch. Serve with chutney, watercress salad and a pint of beer
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Melty onion toasts

4.75

(8 ratings)

Make the onion topping for this simple gastropub-style starter up to two days ahead
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sugar-crusted lamb

4.166665

(12 ratings)

This scrumptious lamb dish takes only minutes to prepare
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Welsh onion cake

4.8

(5 ratings)

This is Welsh comfort food at its finest - layers of sliced potatoes and soft onions cooked together until sticky and golden
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Welsh rarebit muffins

3.934425

(61 ratings)

Get the kids to help make these yummy muffins, perfect for lunchboxes
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Braised lamb shanks

4.561645

(73 ratings)

Lamb shanks are good value, and as each one is a portion, serving is a cinch. You can braise the shanks up to two days ahead
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Carla's Leek & cheese muffins

3.92

(25 ratings)

Young Good Food reader Carla loves making up her own recipes, like these easy snacks that go brilliantly with soup
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Crisp potato cake

5

(6 ratings)

This side dish is one to bring to the table with pride - it looks as good as it tastes!
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sugar-crusted bara brith

4.14815

(27 ratings)

Bara brith (literally 'speckled bread') is a tea-time classic, and it seems that almost every Welsh town and every family has their own recipe
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Leek, cheese & potato pasties

4.666665

(15 ratings)

Mini veggie pastry parcels with oozing cheese make a great value and comforting homemade snack
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Glamorgan cheese sausage rolls

4

(8 ratings)

These melt in the mouth festive party nibbles provide a tasty alternative for your vegetarian guests - they're also gluten-free
  • 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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