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A bakestone is a round cast iron plate on which bread and cakes can be baked. There is evidence that the earliest examples were of stone. They would usually have a handle for carrying and would be heated on an open fire, either on a tripod or on a hanging frame. It has many different dialect names in Welsh: 'gradell' in north Wales and parts of Ceredigion; 'planc' in the south-west; and 'maen' or 'llechwan' in the south-east.

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twmprys's picture
Ble mae'r Gymraeg?
Casgliad y Werin Cymru / People's Collection Wales's picture
Diolch am eich sylw. Rydym yn edrych mewn i pam nad oes cyfieithiad Cymraeg i’r eitem hon. Diolch am hysbysu ni o hyn, mae eich cwestiwn yn cael sylw pellach gan dîm Casgliad y Werin Cymru.
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales's picture
Diolch yn fawr am eich sylw. Mae'r cynnwys ar wefan Casgliad y Werin Cymru yn dod o sawl ffynhonnell, gan gynnwys gwefan Amgueddfa Cymru. Fe wyddoch efallai bod gwefan Amgueddfa Cymru yn hollol ddwyieithog. Oherwydd gwall technegol, yn yr achos hwn dim ond y cynnwys Saesneg sydd wedi cael ei drosglwyddo i Casgliad Y Werin Cymru. Byddwn ni'n ymchwilio i hyn yn syth, ac yn cywiro'r sefyllfa. Diolch eto am eich diddordeb yn ein gwaith.
John James's picture
Even the non Welsh speaking ex-pats have fond memories of the Bakestone and its products. My mother made them when we lived in Finchley, North London and I remember the taste clearly. I am now diabetic so Welsh cakes (And most other nationalities sweeties) are forbidden but I am working on a recipe with ground almonds to replace the flour and Sukrin to replace the sugar. If it works I will post it here.

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