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Welsh Recipes: Teisen lap with Welsh whisky sauce
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
For the pudding
300 g sultanas
freshly brewed tea, for soaking
385 g unsalted butter
385 g caster sugar
6 eggs, beaten
385 g self-raising flour
3 tsp mixed spice
1 lemon, grated zest only
1 orange, grated zest only
For the whisky sauce
85 g butter
85 g muscovado sugar
200 g double cream
1-2 tsp Welsh whisky, or to taste
whipped double cream, to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a large rectangular baking tin.
2. Cover the sultanas in freshly-brewed tea and set aside to plump while you prepare the pudding batter.
3. Using an electric whisk or wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Slowly pour in the eggs and continue whisking, adding 1 tablespoon of the flour to prevent splitting.
4. Fold the rest of the flour and the mixed spice into the creamed mixture, followed by the drained sultanas, lemon and orange zest.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking tin and bake for about 40 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. While the cake is baking, prepare the sauce.
6. For the whisky sauce: put the butter and sugar into a small, heavy-based saucepan over a medium-high heat and stir until the butter is melted. Boil for 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved.
7. Pour in the cream, bring back to the boil, then stir in whisky, to taste.
8. To serve, cut the warm cake into wedges and accompany with a dollop of whipped cream and the whisky sauce.