St. David’s Day Recipe: Coquilles St. David

Happy St. David’s Day! Celebrated all over the world on 1st March, St. David’s Day is dedicated to the patron Saint of Wales, St. David and is an important date in Welsh heritage.

St. David's Day recipe for Coquilles St. David, arranged next to a leek and baby daffodils

To celebrate St. David’s Day today, I’ve teamed up with Food and Drink Wales to create my own Welsh inspired recipe, using Welsh ingredients to raise awareness of the fantastic food and drink produce available within Wales. At the very end of this blog post, you also have the chance to WIN a Welsh food and drink hamper worth £50! This forms part of the Welsh Government’s #ThisisWales #GwladGwlad #FoodDrinkWales campaign, which aims to showcase Wales and its quality produce on the patron’s saint day.

Inspired by Visit Wales’ vision of 2018 as the ‘Year of the Sea’ for Wales, and my recent experience of judging in the North East Wales Year of the Sea Food Challenge, I decided to develop a Welsh fish or seafood dish of my very own. I recently made the French scallops dish, coquilles St. Jacques for the first time and it went so well, it got me wondering whether I could put a Welsh twist on it for St. David’s Day. After pondering over which Welsh ingredients to use, the idea for coquilles St. David was born.

Aiming for a Welsh rarebit take on this classic French scallops recipe, I replaced the traditional white wine with Penlon Cottage Brewery’s Twin Ram India Pale Ale, which was kindly recommended to me for this dish by Wally’s Delicatessen in Cardiff’s Royal Arcade. I wanted to use a mellow pale ale that wouldn’t overpower the delicate taste of the scallops, and this worked a treat. I used fresh scallops bought the same day from E. Ashton Fishmonger’s in Cardiff Market.

Scallops and leeks cooking in a frying pan

While coquilles St. Jacques sees scallops topped with mushrooms, I used sliced Welsh leeks to concoct my coquilles St. David dish.

Organic Welsh Hafod cheese ideal for my St. David's Day recipe, Coquilles St. David's

To further reinforce the Welsh rarebit theme, I topped the filled scallop shells with grated organic Welsh Hafod cheese from The Cheese Pantry in Cardiff Market, lightly coated in mustard powder. This mild, creamy cheese was ideal for this dish. It’s important not to overdo it with the mustard powder, as again, you don’t want the flavour to be too intense.

Adding the cheese to the scallop shells in my St. David's Day recipe, Coquilles St. David's

The finished result was just as delicious as coquilles St. Jacques – in fact, I think my version was even tastier, although I may be slightly biased 😉

Coquilles St. David

In a Welsh twist on this traditional French classic, Coquilles St. David uses Penlon Cottage Brewery Twin Ram India Pale Ale, organic Welsh Hafod cheese and fresh Welsh leeks, with a sprinkling of mustard powder. Like an upmarket take on Welsh rarebit, it's the perfect St. David's Day dish!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Welsh
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 1041 kcal
Author Kacie Morgan

Ingredients

  • 4 scallops with shells
  • 1 large leek sliced
  • 80 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 125 ml Penlon Cottage Brewery Twin Ram India Pale Ale
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 onion diced
  • 100 g organic Hafod cheese grated
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 25 g breadcrumbs
  • pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour 300ml water into a medium-sized saucepan and bring it to a simmer, then add the onion, salt and pepper to form a broth. When the water reaches boiling point, add the pale ale.

  2. Gently place the scallops into the broth and poach for 2-3 minutes. 

  3. Remove the scallops from the broth, set aside and reduce the heat of the broth slightly.

  4. Melt 30g butter in a non-stick frying pan over a low heat, and sautée the leeks until soft.

  5. Add the scallops to the frying pan and toast for a minute or two each side, until golden brown. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm. 

  6. Meanwhile, melt 50g butter in a small saucepan and add the flour, mixing it to form a roux. Strain the broth through a sieve and pour it into pan, whisking it until silky smooth. 

  7. Beat the egg yolk with the double cream, remove the sauce from the heat and add it to the sauce.

  8. Place each scallop back into its shell, top it with sliced leeks, and pour the sauce into the shell, right up to the brim. 

  9. Put the grated cheese into a bowl and sprinkle the mustard powder over it, tossing it with your hands to ensure it coats the cheese. Sieve the mixture to remove any excess mustard powder.

  10. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the filled scallop shells, and sprinkle with golden breadcrumbs.

  11. Bake for 10 minutes in the oven on gas mark 7-8/180°C.

Recipe Notes

- Use a stopwatch to get the timings right when cooking the scallops

- Ask the fishmonger to clean the scallop shells out for you when you buy them

- Use measuring spoons to get the ingredients precise, especially when it comes to the mustard powder - if you add too much, it’ll overpower the delicate taste of the scallops.

St. David’s Day giveaway

St. David's Day Welsh food and drink hamper from Food and Drink Wales

Fancy getting your hands on some of the best Welsh food and drink produce on offer? One lucky reader will win a Welsh food and drink hamper worth £50 from Food and Drink Wales. To enter, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below.

So, what can you expect to find inside the hamper? The full contents include:

  • 2 x Penderyn miniatures – Whisky and Gin
  • Radnor Brecon Smoky Campfire Marmalade
  • Radnor Brecon Pin Gin Marmalade
  • Nom Nom Halen Mon Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
  • Nom Nom Earl Grey Chocolate Bar
  • 2 x Tregroes Toffee Waffles
  • 2 x Tan Y Castell Welsh Cakes
  • 2 x Welsh Brew Tea Bag Sample Packs
  • Welsh apron
  • Wicker hamper

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St. David's Day Recipe for Coquilles St. David by The Rare Welsh Bit Food and Travel Blog
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591 Comments

  1. Leila Benhamida
    March 1, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I love traditional Welsh cakes with sultanas . What a lovely hamper with some great treat. Great selection of beverages and food. Mouth watering

    • March 1, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Me too. You can’t beat some freshly baked Welsh cakes.

    • Joy
      March 13, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      My favourite dish is Welsh Cawl – a warming delicious one pot dish. It helps me face any weather! I would like to win the hamper it has specialities that reminds me of great holidays.

      • March 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

        I agree – great minds, eh?!

    • March 14, 2018 / 7:34 am

      This Looks Great looks Yummy

      • March 18, 2018 / 8:44 pm

        Doesn’t it just! It tastes even better.

  2. Tania Atfield
    March 1, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I would love to win to gift this to my hubby who loves Wales.

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      I bet he would love this hamper Tania! 🙂

  3. March 1, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I love Welsh butter, I always buy it whenever I see it along with Welsh cheese and milk!

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      It is lovely, I like salted butter. Such a treat.

  4. Brad Start
    March 1, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Oh, definitely Welsh Cakes for me too!

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      I don’t know how anyone could not like Welsh cakes <3

  5. Martina Pichova
    March 1, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I would love to win because I love Welsh cakes too. And wont say no to some other Welsh stuff…

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      It would be a fantastic prize to win!

  6. JUSTINE Refried EDWARDS
    March 1, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Love Bara Brith, a friends Welsh mother used to make the most tasty one, but love Welsh Cakes as well

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      I made a lovely bara brith a few years ago. It really is quite simple to make.

  7. Avs
    March 1, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Adore Welsh Cakes and there are some in this fab hamper!! Would love to win it.

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      I love Welsh cakes too. I had some lovely ones from Cardiff Bakestones in Cardiff Market recently.

  8. Ruth Wollerton
    March 1, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    I love Welsh cakes – yummytastic. Thanks for the chance xxx

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      You are most welcome Ruth. I love Welsh cakes too!

  9. Susan Lloyd
    March 1, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I love leek and potato soup x

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Me too, it’s my favourite kind of soup.

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you think so 🙂

  10. Sue McCarthy
    March 1, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    I’d love to win this prize for my Dad.

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Awww, fingers crossed for you Sue. I bet he would love it.

  11. ROSEMARY HICKLING
    March 1, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    It is not food but I do like my Penderyn Whisky and Gin

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Penderyn Whiskey is lovely. Apparently if you visit them, you can have a tour of the site.

  12. Karen Watt
    March 1, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Love welsh lamb

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Me too. I love it on a roast dinner with all the trimmings, yummy!

  13. Sarah m
    March 1, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    St Davids Day and Its the best cos we are all home in the warm!

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Yes, I will always remember that it snowed on St. David’s Day!

  14. Joo Dee
    March 1, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    would be an ideal opportunity to try some Welsh fare!

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It would be lovely, wouldn’t it?

  15. Amandeep Sibia
    March 1, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    It would be great to try a whole range of new items.

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It is a lovely selection of food and drink!

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Oh definitely, I’m drooling at the thought.

  16. Ashleigh Allan
    March 1, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    The products sound great so I would love to try them

    • March 1, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      It does look like a lovely hamper!

  17. Annabel Greaves
    March 1, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Has to be delicious welsh cakes !!!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:20 am

      Couldn’t agree more Annabel!

  18. Kerri elizabeth Alice Copeland
    March 1, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    imiss welsh food i used to live on the english/wlesh border and would send my weekends in wales

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:20 am

      I bet those weekends were fun!

  19. valerie harbut
    March 1, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    What a hamper – and it includes my favourite Welsh cakes. Would love to win.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:20 am

      Fingers crossed for you Valerie.

  20. Mark Milsom
    March 1, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Having picked Cockles, fresh, on the Gower as a child many years ago and caught Mackerel off the beach in the same place, I have to say Welsh sea food is awesome and the dishes made from it are mind blowing..This has been backed up recently after I had Salmon that had been caught in the River Teifi in Cardigan….simply stunning. Penderyn whisky takes some beating as well !

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:19 am

      Fresh fish is delicious. I bet you have such fond memories of your childhood on the Gower!

  21. Tracey Peach
    March 1, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I don’t think I eat any welsh foods as such but I would love to win the hamper because it’s full of lovely yummy food & drink

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:19 am

      I bet you’d enjoy working your way through what’s inside!

  22. March 1, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I’d like to win this Welsh Food and Drink Hamper because it is full of delicious Welsh foods that I would love to try and share with my family x I love Welsh Rarebit!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:13 am

      Welsh rarebit is a lovely dish. I had a really great one recently at Madame Fromage in Cardiff.

  23. Ritchie
    March 1, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I would love to try some Welsh produce

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:13 am

      I hope you get to try some 🙂

  24. Elaine Savage
    March 1, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I would love to win this to share with my lovely Welsh friend, she would be delighted to introduce me to some of her favourites!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:13 am

      Fingers crossed for you Elaine!

  25. Lesley Smith
    March 1, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Marvellous selection of items, can’t wait to try them, yum!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:12 am

      It is a lovely hamper. I’m sure the winner will enjoy working their way through the contents 🙂

  26. March 1, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Got to be Welsh Cakes, they are yummy .x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:13 am

      I love them too, especially when they are fresh out of the oven.

  27. Joanne Darnell
    March 1, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    welsh cakes and a cup of tea

  28. Susan Smith
    March 1, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Have to say the Glamorgan Sausage, its absolutely delicious, so full of flavour

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:12 am

      I love Glamorgan sausages 🙂

  29. Jade Pawley
    March 1, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I love a big bowl of cawl, I can’t get enough of it! This hamper looks absolutely wonderful though!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:11 am

      Cawl is a real hearty Welsh dish! I love it.

  30. Maria P
    March 1, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    I love Welsh cakes, that is my favourite treat with coffee on a Friday afternoon

  31. March 1, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    This looks like an amazing hamper I definitely want to try the toffee waffles and Welsh cake.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:11 am

      The toffee waffles would be my favourite thing in here too!

  32. March 1, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    You can’t beat a leg of Welsh lamb and I would love to try the Penderyn miniatures!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:10 am

      I love Welsh lamb too, mmm!

  33. March 1, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Joes ice cream. Need to visit Swansea again so the boys can have some

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:10 am

      It is lovely, isn’t it? I’m lucky we have a shop near my house.

  34. thecookiecrumbles1996
    March 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love the twist on traditional coquilles st jacques! Most of my family are Welsh but I’ve never actually tried any traditional Welsh food – this needs to change.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:10 am

      Why not try out my recipe? 🙂 I bet the family will love it.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Thank you – I’m glad you like it 🙂

  35. Janh
    March 1, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Welsh cakes, lava bread and cockles – delicious.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:10 am

      I haven’t had cockles in years!

  36. March 1, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Love a slice of Bara Brith with a cup of tea

  37. Robert Price
    March 1, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Welsh lamb and leeks

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:09 am

      That is a match made in heaven!

  38. Joanne Beale
    March 1, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Would love to win and experience a taste of what Wales has to offer

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:09 am

      I hope you are lucky, Joanne!

  39. Rachel Craig
    March 1, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I would like the opportunity to try out some Welsh foodstuffs, as would my family and friends.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:09 am

      I bet you’d love this hamper Rachel!

  40. lozzle77
    March 1, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    i’ve not really tried any welsh food but the hamper sounds so yummy

  41. March 1, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    I love welsh cakes, I bake them myself

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:18 am

      Homemade Welsh cakes are the best.

  42. Paul Strange
    March 1, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I am a big fan of Welsh cakes.

  43. laura stewart
    March 1, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    never tried a Welsh Rarebit before looks nice x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:18 am

      It is the ultimate comfort food!

  44. Deborah Clarke
    March 1, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    Has to be Welsh rarebit . The perfect winter warmer. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:18 am

      Excellent choice Deborah!

  45. linda
    March 1, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Would love to win would make me think about my Welsh relatives

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:17 am

      Awww, finger’s crossed Linda.

  46. Ross Hanney
    March 1, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Can’t beat Welshcakes! Went on holiday to Wales last year and couldn’t get enough of them!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:17 am

      I’m not surprised Ross 🙂 – they are so delicious!

  47. Marylyn Hammersley
    March 1, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Without a doubt my favourite is Welsh cakes. My best friends Welsh Mum used to make them and now my friend does and they are delicious. Although her whimberry pie was superb too.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:17 am

      Wow, the whimberry pie sounds too good – what did that consist of?

  48. Andrea Fletcher
    March 1, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Lovely hamper, I love Welsh cakes.

  49. iain maciver
    March 1, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    yes please would love to try this

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:17 am

      Wouldn’t it be lovely? 🙂

  50. pete c
    March 1, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Welsh Lamb is a favourite of mine but the hamper as a whole would look very inviting!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:16 am

      I am a big fan of Welsh lamb too.

  51. Jen s Morgan
    March 1, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Looks a fab hamper. Love leek soup

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:16 am

      Me too! Homemade is best.

  52. Jeanette Leighton
    March 1, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    I have always loved Welsh cakes they’re lovely maybe that’s why I moved to Wales ??

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:16 am

      Hehe 🙂 Sounds like a perfectly reasonable reason to move to Wales!

  53. Chilling with Lucas
    March 1, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    These look delicious would love to give them a try, I love scallops so love the sound of the St Jacques

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:16 am

      If you love scallops, you’ll adore this dish.

  54. Tee Simpson
    March 1, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I would love to win as im unfamiliar with Welsh food and im up for trying new things

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:15 am

      I love trying new cuisines and dishes, too.

  55. March 1, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    What a great idea as something different for St David’s Day! I absolutely love the sound of it and love that you have put a Welsh twist on it.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:15 am

      Thanks Sarah. It was really fun to come up with my own St. David’s Day recipe.

  56. Chris Andrews
    March 1, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Leave a comment on this blog post about your favourite Welsh foods . . . welsh cakes, iconic Welsh food, tasty, healthy and perfect for snacking on at any time

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Welsh cakes are a great choice Chris!

  57. kim neville
    March 1, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Welsh Rarebit

  58. olivia280177
    March 1, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    It’s Cheese. I love all cheese, it is the best food ever!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:08 am

      I am a big cheeselover too.

  59. Cynthia Walker
    March 1, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway

  60. mick proctor
    March 1, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    My perfect breakfast

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Ooh – each to their own 🙂 It’s a tasty dish but I’m not sure I could stomach it for breakfast.

  61. March 1, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    I knew very little about St. David’s Day. Thank you for posting this. Any holiday with seafood and I’m all in. 🙂

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:07 am

      It doesn’t seem very widely known outside of Wales actually.

  62. Rebecca Brown
    March 1, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I’m a huge fan of double dragon ale – definitely recommend you try it if you haven’t 🙂
    The hamper looks fab! Happy St Davids day 😀

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:06 am

      Ooh, I’ll have to try that one. I’m not a huge ale fan, but sometimes I get a craving!

  63. Sarah Mackay
    March 1, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    Would be welsh cheese for me,

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:06 am

      That is a great choice Sarah!

  64. Amanda Richardson
    March 1, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Love Welsh cakes with butter. I visit North Wales on a regular basis as it’s only a couple of hours away.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:06 am

      That’s lovely. I hope to spend more time in North Wales this year actually.

  65. Solange
    March 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

    I love trying new things and making new combinations of foods to keep my diet as varied as possible. I love Welsh cakes too.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:06 am

      You can’t beat freshly baked Welsh cakes 🙂

  66. March 2, 2018 / 12:02 am

    It looks amazing! I’ve always loved seafood like this. Also love your giveaway that’s packed with so many goodies to try!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Thank you. I have really gotten into seafood myself lately too.

  67. ElizM
    March 2, 2018 / 12:06 am

    It would be a fab St David’s day treat

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Wouldn’t it just 🙂

  68. Margaret Gallagher
    March 2, 2018 / 12:13 am

    Welsh cakes are delicious
    Who wouldn’t want a hamper filled with all these luxurious beauties

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Exactly 🙂 Such a lovely prize.

  69. A S,Edinburgh
    March 2, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I’d love to win it because I haven’t tried any of these products before, and they look wonderful.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Always nice to try something new!

  70. March 2, 2018 / 12:58 am

    As soon as I saw your competition on Twitter I knew that I had to enter! I would love to win as I have never tried Welsh cuisine before and I would absolutely love to try the Welsh Cakes, Plus your coquilles recipe is beautifully crafted as well!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Hehe – that’s great to hear Ana! Fingers crossed for you – and glad you like the recipe!

  71. Mrs Sarah Roberts
    March 2, 2018 / 1:01 am

    l love the traditional Welsh cakes! you can never tire of those x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:04 am

      I think they would be my all time favourite Welsh food, too.

  72. melanie stirling
    March 2, 2018 / 1:39 am

    My favourite Welsh foods are definitely Welsh cakes and Bara Brith with lots of butter on.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:08 am

      I love Welsh cakes too – the fruitier, the better!

  73. Elizabeth
    March 2, 2018 / 1:54 am

    I’ve tried those toffee waffles and they are tasty. Love Welsh cakes too.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:04 am

      They are lovely with a hot cuppa, love placing them over the rim of the mug so the toffee starts melting!

  74. Natalie Crossan
    March 2, 2018 / 3:42 am

    We’ve always loved welsh cakes 🙂 x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

      I don’t know how anyone could possibly not like them 🙂

  75. Graham Ross
    March 2, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I love Welsh cakes,and what a fab Welsh hamper to win

  76. March 2, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Welsh food is not something I’ve tried before, so it would be nice to give it a go!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

      I hope you get to try it Claire 🙂

  77. Liam Bishop
    March 2, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Welsh lamb is a favourite, those toffee waffles sound nice!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

      I love Welsh lamb too. Roast lamb is the best!

  78. Tracy Gladman
    March 2, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I’ve never had welsh foods so would love to win this to try some quality products

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:02 am

      Fingers crossed for you Tracy!

  79. Yeah Lifestyle
    March 2, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Oh yum, I love scallops and this looks like they are perfectly cooked as well!

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:02 am

      Thank you! I do try 😉

  80. lesley renshaw
    March 2, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Whenever I go home to visit my Mam in Wales, she always makes me cawl. It’s a brilliant way to use up all the leftovers and so easy to make. I make it myself on cold days like these. It warms the cockles and reminds me of home. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:02 am

      I love traditional cawl. My mum has never made it but I’ve had a go a few times.

  81. March 2, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Happy St David’s day for yesterday! The scallop shells with cheese looks great x

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Thank you Rhian. The scallops were tasty.

  82. Richard Eldred Hawes
    March 2, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    There are so many but I will pick Bara Brith and Leekjs

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Bara brith would be among my favourites too.

  83. Iain Colquhoun
    March 2, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Welsh cakes are my favourite because my wife has Welsh connections and introduced me to them when we got together. Yum, Yum.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Awww, that’s a lovely story.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:01 am

      I hope you get to find out Lindsey 🙂

  84. Frances H
    March 2, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    You had me at ‘Whisky and Gin’ everything else is a bonus.

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:00 am

      Hehe 🙂 I like a bit of gin myself.

  85. sue leake
    March 2, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Bara Brith as it is so easy to make

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:00 am

      I made one myself a few years ago and I was surprised at how easy it was.

  86. clair downham
    March 2, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    would love to try something different

    • March 3, 2018 / 3:00 am

      Finger’s crossed for you Claire.

  87. Philippa Bradbury
    March 2, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I love Welsh Cakes with loads of fruit in

  88. Maria Blythin
    March 2, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    love the bara brith cake x

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:59 am

      You can’t beat a good bit of bara brith.

  89. March 2, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    That sounds utterly delicious! I do love scallops, and to combine them with cheese like this – heaven!

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:59 am

      Glad you like the recipe. It is so indulgent, yet so nice!

  90. CLARA
    March 2, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Welsh lamb is the best!

  91. Sheena Batey
    March 2, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Welsh cheese is the best Snowdonia Black Bomber say no more

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:58 am

      Ooh the black bomber cheese are delicious!

  92. Shaun Heathcote
    March 2, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    the lamb is defo the favorite here

  93. Jennifer Toal
    March 2, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I love trying new things

  94. March 2, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I like the Welsh waffles, over a hot cup of coffee, yum!

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:58 am

      I like those too – by Tregroes I think 🙂

  95. Carolyn
    March 2, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    It’s simple and it’s a classic. Buttered slow cooked leeks, my favourite welsh dish. My welsh granny used to make a fab barabrith for breakfast which would be my favourite if she was still alive to cook it. This hamper looks great and features some tastes I have not tried before.

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:57 am

      Ooh, I love buttered leeks too and the bara brith sounds amazing.

  96. Catherine Stewart
    March 3, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Welsh cakes served warm and laden with sugar are my absolute favourite! Being Welsh, I’m very proud of the fantastic local produce that we’ve got to offer.

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Oh yes, a sprinkling of sugar definitely adds something to Welsh cakes!

  97. March 3, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I would love to try those Welsch cakes too! They all makes me hungry and drooling haha

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      I could do with a few Welsh cakes right now!

  98. Bethany
    March 3, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Ooo that actually does look so tasty, I’m not a fan of seafood, but I think you’ve just convinced me otherwise.

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      It is a really delicious dish. So indulgent and creamy!

  99. March 3, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Such a delicious Welsh recipe, I would love to try it as it looks so tasty!

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

  100. Heather Haigh
    March 3, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Welsh lamb, and anything with leeks and cheese in it. And I love trying out new foods so would love the hamper.

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Leeks and cheese are a delicious combination!

  101. Margaret Clarkson
    March 3, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Welsh Lamb is lovely and I adore Welsh Cakes.

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Welsh cakes are one of my favourite Welsh foods too, and I also adore Welsh lamb

  102. March 3, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Looks really tasty! Going to have to try this out! That hamper also looks AMAZING!

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks Leanne 🙂 Hope you enjoy the dish if you decide to give the recipe a go.

  103. mandydoherty65
    March 3, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I love a nice leg of Welsh lamb roasted to perfectio & my mum would love to try the marmalade in this hamper

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      You can’t beat roast lamb! I’m having it for dinner tomorrow.

  104. JP Bonner
    March 3, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Regarding the St David’s day recipe above, can you suggest a vegetarian alternative? Apart from scallops it looks really nice.

    • March 3, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      The dish is traditionally served in a scallop shell, but you could use a ramekin dish and try using some very thinly sliced potato (might have to fry it for a few mins to soften it) in place of the scallops. I would try to layer it with the leeks.

  105. Sharon Saunders
    March 3, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I’d love to win this hamper to share with my welsh friend so she can enjoy showing me how super all the contents are!

    • March 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Aww, I bet you’d enjoy polishing off the contents together 🙂

  106. Jenny Bee
    March 3, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    I love Caerphilly cheese it’s delicious!

    • March 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      I agree. One of my favourite cheeses

  107. claire woods
    March 4, 2018 / 11:51 am

    I love Welsh cakes. This is a lovely hamper.

    • March 4, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      I love Welsh cakes too!

  108. March 4, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Love the Welsh twist on this recipe, it looks absolutely yummy and the competition looks impressive too

    • March 4, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you! I hope you get lucky if you decide to enter.

  109. isis1981uk
    March 4, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I’d love to win this hamper so I can try some traditional Welsh fare!

  110. Michelle Newman
    March 4, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I love Welsh cakes. Only had them a couple of times though

    • March 5, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      They are delicious – a real treat!

  111. ann clements
    March 4, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    I love cawl

    • March 5, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      You can’t beat freshly baked Welsh cakes!

  112. Stevie Fairbairn
    March 4, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    I think I’d like to try the Penderyn miniatures. I’d share a tipple with my dad.

    • March 5, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Sounds like a lovely idea 🙂

  113. March 4, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I have never actually tried these, not sure I would want to but the cheese makes them temping.

    • March 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Hehe, they’re not to everyone’s liking. It all depends how much you like scallops.

  114. irene gilmour
    March 4, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    love welsh cake and love the look of the Tregroes Toffee Waffles never had them but sure they would be great with a coffee

    • March 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      They are delicious. Place them over the rim of the mug for a minute or two to soften up the caramel!

  115. Rebecca Barnes
    March 5, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Traditional Welsh cakes are a staple at Christmas in our house. But no one can make them as well as my Nanna can..!

    • March 5, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      My nan used to make delicious ones too! 🙂

  116. Tracy Newton
    March 5, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    To be honest, I am not sure if I have ever tasted any Welsh food at all. But, I would really love to.

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:20 am

      Hopefully you’ll get to try it some day – it is so tasty, you won’t be disappointed!

  117. Charlotte
    March 5, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    id love to try it as we love trying new and different things!

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:20 am

      I bet you’d love this.

  118. March 5, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I’ve never associated Wales with seafood but of course we are an island here! Looks yummy 🙂

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:19 am

      Haha, that’s mad – Wales has a huge coastline! So it is naturally known for seafood 😉 In fact, laverbread (fine seaweed) is a real Welsh delicacy.

  119. Caroline Cordery
    March 5, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I fancy those toffee waffles

  120. Lucy
    March 5, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I have never tried loads of the foods in there so would love to give them a try! 🙂

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:18 am

      I love the look of the toffee waffles myself.

  121. Zach Hudson
    March 5, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Love Bara Brith,- nothing like it

    • March 6, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Me too, the fruiter the better!

  122. March 6, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Oooh, these look delish! I usually prefer scallops on their own, but this is literally making my mouth water. x

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      It is a lovely dish if you’re a scallop lover. I also love the traditional version, Coquilles St. Jacques.

  123. Andy Davison
    March 6, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I would love to win this to share with my girlfriend! The welshcakes look lush!
    Shout-out for you replying to each comment! Dedication

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Andy. It really has made my day that you noticed that I reply to all my comments. It is hard work but I try to keep to a routine and do it daily across my blog and all my social media accounts! Although I believe I am a couple of days behind with your comment – apologies 🙂 Good luck!

  124. Eileen Sumner
    March 6, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    Would love to share this yummy hamper with my family

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      I bet you would all enjoy tucking in to all the tasty Welsh food and drink!

  125. Elizabeth Smith
    March 7, 2018 / 10:14 am

    You’ve pretty much rounded all my favourite things up and plonked them in a basket!

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      That’s great to hear. Good luck Elizabeth!

  126. Carole Nott
    March 7, 2018 / 10:53 am

    A lovely hamper – thanks for the chance to try these welsh products. Many would be new for me and they look delicious

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      I love hampers. It’s great to have a selection of food and drink to enjoy at home.

  127. Ailsa
    March 7, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I think I need to try a toffee waffle!

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Everyone needs to try those waffles, they are heavenly!

  128. Lauren
    March 7, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    I’d love to win to sample some Welsh goodies – especially the Penderyn which I think my husband would enjoy. I’ve always wanted to try Laver bread too so perhaps I’ll think about making some this month.

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Laverbread is an interesting one. It’s usually eaten rolled up with oats and fried, but I’m not a huge fan of it done this way. Recently, I had a Welsh breakfast at a local Cardiff cafe, Pettigrew Tearooms and they served me a laverbread scone in place of toast, which was delicious.

  129. AMANDA W
    March 7, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    id love to win to get the chance to try all the welsh things i havent tried before!! 🙂

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Fingers crossed for you Amanda!

  130. Janet Birkin
    March 7, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    don’t know much about welsh food but I’d love to try

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      I think you’d fall in love with it Janet!

  131. Rachel McMillan
    March 7, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Has to be Welsh cakes

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      That is an excellent choice!

  132. lynn neal
    March 7, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Welsh cakes are delicious but not always available where I shop!

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      That’s a shame – have you ever thought about making your own?

  133. Amy J
    March 7, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I’d love to win this as I’ve not tried many Welsh foods before

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      It will be lovely for you to sample some Welsh food and drink if you win!

  134. JULIE WARD
    March 7, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I haven’t really tried any welsh food of what I know of, the hamper sounds interesting though, first time for everything

    • March 8, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Fingers crossed for you Julie!

  135. March 8, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    would have to be Welsh Lamb, although I do like a slice of bara brith cake

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      I adore Welsh lamb too. I love it cooked so that it’s still a little pink in the middle – yummy!

  136. Katie Kingsbury
    March 8, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Would love to try some Welsh foods, I don’t know a lot about the country’s cuisine.

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      I think of it as a hearty, comforting cuisine founded upon traditional, classic dishes 🙂

  137. LORNA Wils
    March 9, 2018 / 12:40 am

    I like the Welsh butter for baking cakes & toasts!!

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Yes, it can make a real difference. I love Welsh salted butter on toast – ooh, now that’s lovely!

  138. Kristyn Harris
    March 9, 2018 / 10:52 am

    I would love to win this hamper! Trying out all these goodies would be a real treat! My favourite welsh food is Welsh Cakes!

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      That is an excellent choice Kristyn!

  139. Victoria Prince
    March 9, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I’d love to win this hamper because it has some of my favourite things in 🙂 Hard to say what my favourite Welsh food is because there are so many yummy ones, but I am partial to a Welsh Cake!

    I love the look of those scallops!

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      I adore Welsh cakes. I don’t think I know of a single person who doesn’t love them. The scallops were delicious! 🙂

  140. Judith Allen
    March 9, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Another vote for Caerphilly cheese. When I lived in Nottingham I would buy Wensleydale, but we are now in Ruthin so Caerphilly is the only choice really.

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      I am a big fan of Caerphilly cheese! I also love Y Fenni cheese, with mustard seeds, originally from Abergavenny.

  141. Laura Todd
    March 9, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Would love to try this looks amazing

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      It is one of the nicest dishes I’ve made in a while.

  142. debbie davies
    March 9, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    oh my Mum makes the most amazing welshcakes ever! Proper lush they are 🙂

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      I love them packed with loads of sultanas – makes me drool just thinking about it!

  143. Lucy Barlow
    March 10, 2018 / 1:03 am

    its GOT to be the Barabryth!

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Ooh yes, bara brith is delicious – especially with a hot cup of tea!

  144. Susan B
    March 10, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    It looks fab but I wouldn’t know where to buy Welsh food.

  145. Ruth Harwood
    March 10, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    love welsh rarebit! best thing I ever tasted!

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Me too. Definitely one of my favourite Welsh dishes!

  146. lorraine polley
    March 10, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    would love to win as i havent actually tried any welsh food, i have been to wales to visit friends in carmarthen but didnt try any local food

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      I’m actually off to Carmarthenshire today!

  147. cheryl hadfield
    March 10, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    my family live in wales, so I get to indulge in welsh cakes often

  148. Christopher Read
    March 10, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Welsh cakes are a favourite of mine, and I’d like to try Earl Grey chocolate!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      I love the look of that chocolate too!

  149. David Banner
    March 10, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I like cakes.

  150. March 11, 2018 / 12:47 am

    I love Welsh rarebit! My mum used to make it when I was little and it always brings back nice memories 🙂

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      I love it when a particular food brings back such fond memories!

  151. Jess Armstrong
    March 11, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Fab hamper. I love st David’s day, and love making welsh cakes to celebrate!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      Sounds like a great way to celebrate!

  152. Marilyn farquharson
    March 11, 2018 / 11:39 am

    I love leeks, especially slow cooked until malty and silken!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      I love them sauteed in butter – mmm!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      I love them sauteed with butter

  153. Joanna Ford
    March 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Not tried many Welsh foods so I would love to win this for that reason!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      I hope you are lucky Joanna 🙂

  154. Patricia Bowley
    March 11, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I love the variety of goodies in this hamper, brilliant.

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Fingers crossed you’ll get to taste them for yourself 🙂

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      hope you get to sample them for yourself 🙂

  155. Kristin Burdsall
    March 12, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I love roast Welsh lamb on a Sunday. It reminds me of visits to my grandparents house

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Me too! I had some yesterday in fact.

  156. Jenny Hart
    March 12, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I LOVE welsh cheese! And kippers! I’ve only ever had kippers for breakfast in wales!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      My dad loves to eat kippers for breakfast. I’m not such a fan, I find them quite bony.

  157. Amanda Gregory
    March 12, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I just love Welsh cakes. They are so very yummy.

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Me too. The fruitier, the better!

  158. Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7)
    March 12, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    Would love to win the hamper to try some Welsh food as have never visited

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Fingers crossed for you Rebecca!

  159. March 12, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    My best friend is Welsh and whenever she goes back home i always get her to bring me back a couple of packs of Welshcakes. So delicious hot with lots of butter spread on them.

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      She sounds like a great friend to have, Jo!

  160. March 12, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Oooh that looks amazing, I bet it smelt amazing while cooking! *drool*

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      It did indeed! I had to keep having tasters as I went along!

  161. Mark Mccaffery
    March 12, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I’ve never tried the Welsh cuisine, so I’m interested.

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      I am sure you wouldn’t be disappointed 🙂

  162. Keith Hunt
    March 12, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I just love welsh cakes or fresh donuts from porthcawl seafront

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Yummy! I used to holiday at Trecco Bay as a child, so I’ve probably scoffed a few of those doughnuts in my time.

  163. Rai
    March 12, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Welsh spring lamb.
    But I think I need to try Welsh cakes the way everyone is raving about them.
    Thanks

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      You definitely do 🙂 Welsh cakes are the ultimate Welsh food.

  164. Eleanor Powell
    March 12, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I’d love to win this hamper for my Welsh born hubby for his 52nd Birthday

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Awww, that is such a lovely thought Eleanor. I hope you are lucky and happy birthday to your hubby from me!

  165. Sarah Mccaffery
    March 12, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I’m not sure if I’ve tried Welsh food.

    • March 13, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Have you ever been to Wales? Sadly, Welsh food isn’t very widely known outside of the country.

  166. Lindsey
    March 12, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I love Welsh bara brith, sliced with butter

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Yummy. I haven’t tried it with butter before, but it sounds tasty

  167. Marie Rule
    March 12, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I love welshcakes. The thought of them is making me so hungry.

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Same here, especially when they are freshly baked and still warm.

  168. Margaret Mccaffery
    March 12, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    I would love to try the smoky campfire marmalade.

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Me too. I was really drawn to the sound of that.

  169. JAN COX
    March 13, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Fabulous hamper xx

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Hope you get the chance to try some of what’s inside, Jan 🙂

  170. vicKI LANGLEY
    March 13, 2018 / 11:56 am

    oh my – most definitely lamb!

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      It is delicious isn’t it?!

  171. Kathryn Cox
    March 13, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Welsh butter…living on the border to Wales I very often go on the hunt for butter

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I don’t blame you Kathryn – it’s certainly worth the journey!

  172. dana
    March 13, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I would love to try all the delicious food that Wales has to offer

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I’m sure you’d love working your way through it all.

  173. hannahlig
    March 13, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I have never had a welsh cake and I would love to try one

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Oh, really? They are delicious!

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      I love bara brith too. I made some once and it turned out very well.

  174. Rennene Hartland
    March 13, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    welsh lamb tastes amazing

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      It does indeed. Can’t get enough myself!

  175. Sherrill Plumridge
    March 13, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    so tasty

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      You can say that again!

  176. March 13, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Did I just see the words ‘gin’ and ‘marmalade’ next to each other? Two of my favourite things in one! I’d love to win this hamper. (Angela Kelly)

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Hehe – it’s a beautiful combo, right?!

  177. adrian price
    March 13, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    i love leeks wrapped in ham and then baked in a cheese sauce

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Ooh, I’ve never tried that before but it sounds heavenly.

  178. March 13, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I have a soft spot for Welsh cakes

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Me too 🙂 They are lovely.

  179. Michelle Ferguson
    March 13, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Has to be welsh roast lamb with mint sauce

  180. March 13, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I love welsh cakes. Would love this! x

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      It does look like a lovely hamper.

  181. Marie Elvin
    March 13, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I love Welsh butter

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Me too, it’s so good.

  182. Carol Phile
    March 13, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    I would love to win because I like to try new things

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      I love trying new foods too 🙂

  183. Melissa Crowe
    March 13, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Would love some goodies thankyou

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Fingers crossed Melissa!

  184. TRACY JAMES
    March 13, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    i dnt know much about welsh food but i do love welsh lamb and welsh cakes

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      They are among the best Welsh foods that I know of!

  185. Jayne Wilson
    March 13, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Police Welsh cakes warm oozing with butter

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Yes, sometimes they’re just so good that they should come with a warning 😉

  186. Tina Glover
    March 13, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I love welsh cakes. My uncle lives in Tenby and he always brought them with him when he came to visit when I was growing up x

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Oh wow! I was in Tenby only yesterday. I had fish and chips in my favourite ever fish and chip shop – Park Road.

  187. Caroline
    March 13, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I love Welsh cakes, tried them for the first time last year and now I can’t get enough!

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Once I start eating Welsh cakes, I can’t stop! Haha.

  188. Kate m jones
    March 13, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Looooooove Welsh cakes! Especially how my Nana used to make them…..delish & I would give anything to try them again.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Nan’s make the best Welsh cakes, don’t they?!

  189. Samantha Atherton
    March 13, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    welsh cake would be my favorite, I don’t think I’ve tried many welsh foods though.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      I hope you are lucky in this giveaway so you can sample more of the Welsh cuisine!

  190. Meg Gaskell
    March 13, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I’m torn between saying how much I like Welsh Lamb and how much I love Welsh Cakes. A perfect meal would be both! Great competition thanks for the chance to win such a delicious hamper.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Thank you and you’re welcome 🙂

  191. Marina Owen
    March 13, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Bara brith, especially the one my mum makes.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      I make a good bara brith too. It’s surprisingly easy to make.

  192. Oksana Fitzgerald
    March 13, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    Welsh Cakes for me too

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Great minds – my favourite too!

  193. Kerry Webber
    March 14, 2018 / 12:15 am

    The last time our family was in Wales, we found a small bakery that had the most amazing Welsh Cakes. We made several visits to this bakery!! I have never been able to find another Welsh Cake like it since.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      I love the sound of this bakery – where was it?

  194. paula cheadle
    March 14, 2018 / 12:42 am

    Welsh cakes, smothered in butter and Jam

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      I’ve never heard of people having them with butter or jam before, but now I want to taste it for myself.

  195. Ruth Carson-Byrne
    March 14, 2018 / 2:01 am

    I love Welsh Tea

  196. Jeanette Leighton
    March 14, 2018 / 2:05 am

    I love Welsh cakes I live in wales

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      They are scrumptious. Whereabouts in Wales do you live? I am Cardiff-based.

  197. A.E. ADKINS
    March 14, 2018 / 2:37 am

    Love a good welsh roast lamb dinner with buttery leeks as a side

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Buttery leeks are a must! <3

  198. foreverastri
    March 14, 2018 / 7:02 am

    ive just started dating a welsh chap would love to share this with him x

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Ooh, you should get him to cook you up some hearty Welsh food 🙂

  199. Geoff Hibbert
    March 14, 2018 / 7:26 am

    The best lamb in the world is Welsh – I love it.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      You can’t beat Welsh lamb, I agree!

  200. Rebecca roberts
    March 14, 2018 / 7:43 am

    I love kippers my family don’t feel the same rho ha

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Haha, my dad loved kippers and he used to stink out the house whenever he cooked them!

  201. Ali Fanstone
    March 14, 2018 / 8:06 am

    we spent a week in Wales last summer and had Welsh cakes for the first time, oh my goodness they were delicious, we have already booked to go on the same campsite this year and that cafe with those Welsh cakes will be the first port of call, cant wait, we tried the supermarket ones when we came home but they are nothing like the freshly made ‘real’ ones

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Definitely, fresh Welshcakes taste so much better than shop-bought varieties.

  202. Nicki Simpson
    March 14, 2018 / 8:23 am

    I must admit I am not overly clued up about Welsh food although this recipe looks divine

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      I don’t think the cuisine is very widely known outside Wales, which is a real shame, as it is delicious. Things do seem to be improving though.

  203. March 14, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I love Welsh cheese! absolutely delicious!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      It is gorgeous. I love it with some crackers and grapes.

  204. Karen Painter
    March 14, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith are our favourites for a teatime treat x

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Lovely washed down with a hot cup of tea!

  205. March 14, 2018 / 9:26 am

    I love all the Welsh treats in this hamper especially the Welsh cakes !

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      I would be going straight for the Tregroes toffee waffles if I won this hamper.

  206. March 14, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything Welsh so it’d be lovely to get a taste of this hamper! x

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Shame you didn’t win Jade, but keep an eye on my blog as I’ll be giving away a French food hamper soon.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you – glad you think so 🙂

  207. Christine Hobbs
    March 14, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I love Welsh griddle cakes. I bake them on the top of my logburner and the smell and taste is amazing x

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Oh wow – you’re making me drool!

  208. March 14, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I used to live in Wales and I remember how nice the local produce was especially Welsh cheese and Bara Brith.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Welsh cheese is so good. I love Caerphilly and Y Fenni cheese.

  209. jennifer jackson
    March 14, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I would love to win this for my Mum as she is Welsh

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Sorry you didn’t win Jennifer – keep your eye on my blog as I’ll be giving away a French food hamper very soon!

  210. Amanda Botterill
    March 14, 2018 / 11:06 am

    I can remember my great uncle baking me bara brith when i was a child on our visits to his farm in Anglesey. I’m sure many of the foods in the hamper would remind me of those lovely days of my childhood

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      I am yet to visit Anglesey but I have always wanted to – the local food and drink scene really appeals to me.

  211. Dale Dow
    March 14, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Bara Brith – My Mum’s friend was visiting from Wales when I was a teen and taught me how to make it, it’s a family fave now x

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      It’s lovely, isn’t it? I made it a few years ago and it was delicious – must make it again soon!

  212. Fiona Johnstone
    March 14, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I really love Welsh Rarebit. Think I might make it for lunch .

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      I’m going to have it for lunch one day this week actually, can’t wait!

  213. March 14, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I love hampers , they’re always full of lovely things. I’d like to win to share with my mum x

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      I love them too – I love having a selection of goodies to munch on!

  214. claire griffiths
    March 14, 2018 / 11:27 am

    welsh lamb yummy my fave

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Excellent choice, Claire!

  215. Gemma-Anne Smith
    March 14, 2018 / 11:48 am

    It all sounds so yummy ???

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      I would love to get my hands on it myself, haha!

  216. Sue Price
    March 14, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I love Welsh rarebit & Welsh cakes, two of my favourite foods! I would love to win for my mum & dad 🙂 They have a lot of friends in Wales and spend nearly every weekend there….I don’t blame them, it’s so beautiful. This hamper would remind them of Wales when they can’t be there.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I love Welsh rarebit too. You should tell your mum and dad that if they are ever visiting Cardiff, they should pop to Madame Fromage in Castle Arcade and try the Welsh rarebit there – it’s amazing!

  217. Darren Johnston
    March 14, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    A good roast welsh lamb and welsh cakes

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Welsh lamb and Welsh cakes are definitely among my top Welsh foods too!

  218. AdrianBold
    March 14, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I would love to win this hamper for my partner Claire who is Welsh. It would be a lovely surprise for her.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Pity you didn’t win this time Adrian, but keep an eye on my blog because I’ll be running a giveaway for a French food hamper soon! Maybe you can win that for Claire 🙂

  219. Michaela Smith
    March 14, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Bara brith 🙂

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      I love it too! So easy to make.

  220. charlotte wilde
    March 14, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    i love y fenni cheese!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Me too, it’s one of my favourite cheeses! When my family visited St. Fagan’s Museum when I was younger, we would always buy Y Fenni cheese from the cheesemonger.

  221. March 14, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Got to love some welsh cakes with a bit of jam on them!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      They sell them like that in Cardiff Market!

  222. Ruth Kromkamp
    March 14, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    My husband is Dutch and has yet to discover the wonders of welsh food 🙂 I’m hoping this hamper will help in my welsh food exposure!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Ooh, I bet that means you get to eat lots of lovely Dutch food!

  223. Stephanie Ann
    March 14, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I love and would love to win for my mum and my family for a treat

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Shame you weren’t lucky this time Stephanie, but keep an eye on my blog because soon, I’ll be running a giveaway for a French food hamper.

  224. Steven Montgomery
    March 14, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    You can’t beat welsh rarebit as a snack :@)

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      I agree. I have got some lovely Welsh rarebit sauce by Rhondda Rarebit in the fridge to try out this week – can’t wait!

  225. TANIA STANNARD
    March 14, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    Welsh cakes are lush and i like the Leek.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Welsh cakes never get old! I love leeks too, such a tasty veg.

  226. ruth lee
    March 14, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I love welsh cakes with a cup of tea

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Me too, can’t beat it!

  227. Kathryn Casbolt
    March 14, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    You cannot beat Welsh Lamb for Sunday roast – with a tot a Penderyn whisky after the meal 🙂

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      I love a bit of Welsh lamb too!

  228. Lauren Stebbings
    March 14, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Would love to win this because there’s so many things in it I’ve never tried. The waffles would probably be my favourite, never had a Welsh cake (how I don’t know!) and smokey marmalade sounds gorgeous.

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      I had some of these waffles last week while staying at Bluestone and they were delicious.

  229. Laura Muir
    March 14, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Would love to win to try Welsh food, I think as a british country, Wales gets overlooked quite a bit as far as culinary delicacies go!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      I know what you mean, although I feel like things are starting to improve in terms of putting Welsh food on the map.

  230. sharon martin
    March 14, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    i love Bara Brith, oh and welsh cakes too, yummy

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Welsh cakes are very popular! And Bara brith is delicious too.

  231. Sophia Tennant Hosein
    March 14, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I’ve never tried any of them but I want to ???❤️

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      It all looks so good.

  232. Aaron Milne
    March 14, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Love Welsh honey

  233. Angela L Paull
    March 14, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    My fiancé is Welsh so keeps banging on about Welsh Cakes (but I don’t like dried fruit lol). I’d rather have a leg of Welsh lamb with oodles of mint sauce!

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      I love the sound of the leg of Welsh lamb. Maybe you could try Welsh cakes with chocolate chips in instead?

  234. Jennifermai
    March 14, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Aoh, I know it’s ridiculously predictable, but Welsh cakes, my grandma always used to cook them so I grew up eating them warm from the griddle. She passed away 20 years ago now, I keep meaning to try them out myself, but always end up just buying them when I get the urge.

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      They are so lovely. Sometimes the simplest of foods are the best.

  235. Sharon Hirst
    March 14, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    There looks to be some yummy goodies in the hamper. Never had Welsh cakes, would love to try

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Oh wow, I bet you’ll love them!

  236. Sarah Morris
    March 14, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Has to be Cawl especially on days like this ?

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!

  237. Sue Bebbington
    March 14, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Has to be Bara Brith for me, absolutely love it. Thanks for letting me enter xx

    • March 16, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      You are more than welcome Sue.