Welsh Breakfast Laver Cake

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
32 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 93mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Laver cakes are an essential part of a Welsh breakfast but can also be served as side dishes with roast meats. This quick and simple Laver Cake recipe is adapted from a recipe by Gilli Davies in her book A Taste of Wales.


  • 100 grams (4-ounces) seaweed

  • 25 grams (1-ounce) oatmeal

  • 2 teaspoons bacon fat, or lard

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the seaweed and oatmeal. Divide the mixture into 2 inch / 5cm round and 3/4 inch / 2cm thick patties.

  3. Heat a heavy-based frying pan on the stove top. Add the fat to the pan and heat to hot but not burning. Slide the patties carefully into the hot fat a couple at a time and fry quickly for 2 - 3 minutes on each side.

  4. Lift carefully from pan with a palette knife and lay onto kitchen paper to drain. Serve as part of a Welsh breakfast or as a side dish to roast meats.