Taste the World - Burkina Faso - Banfora Welsh Cakes


*Official name: Burkina Faso  *Motto: "Unity-Progress-Justice" *Capital:  Ouagadougou *Official Languages: French, Mòoré, Mandinka, Bambra *Government: Semi-presidential republic *Area: 105,869 sq mi *Population: (2014 estimate) 17,322,796 *Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF) *Time Zone: GMT *Drives on the: right *International code: BF (data from Wikipedia)

For Burkina Faso, I made this recipe for Banfora Welshcakes. With pineapple chunks inside, these tasty cakes make a great little snack. Not to mention they are very simple to make. Try some today! 


Banfora Welshcakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried diced pineapple
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional) 


1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut the margarine into cubes and work it into the flour with your fingers, until you get a fine breadcrumb texture.

2. Add the sugar and pineapple, then the beaten egg. Mix until you get a stiff dough, adding milk as necessary (you may not need all 3 tbsp). 

3. Flour your work surface and roll the dough out. Cut into 2-3 inch rounds. 


4. Lightly grease a frying pan with some margarine and fry the cakes for a few minutes on each side, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.