Torta Negra Galesa (Black Welsh Cake)
Rick and I recently returned from our ExpeditionPlus! tour in South America from Coast to Coast across Patagonia. It was a great experience, and a great way to get to know in depth several aspects of the geography, the history, and the culture of the two countries we visited: Chile and Argentina.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the trip was the discovery of a Welsh community in a fairly remote part of Patagonia, along the Chubut River. Welsh immigrants came to this part of the world in the second half of the nineteenth century and founded a few towns that still retain some Welsh traits and traditions, like afternoon tea. This is especially true for the town of Gaiman, where we spent the night and where we had Welsh Tea, featuring buttered bread, berry jam and slices of a couple of different cakes. The following is a version of Black Welsh cake, among those that I found in my research, with some of the changes that I made to the original recipe