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

4.675

(80 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

(2 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

4.666665

(3 ratings)

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

Bara brith

4.5

(16 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

3.98039

(51 ratings)

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

Braised lamb shanks

4.580645

(62 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

4

(21 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

(5 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

4.26923

(26 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

4.615385

(13 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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