The Ocean’s Teeth – (Story for a Flashfiction Challenge)

This was written for a flashfiction challenge from Chuck Wendig; it was inspired by this picture.

It is precisely 1,000 words, hitting the challenge limit.

Summary: It has been a long time since war split sea and land asunder. . .

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Teissennau Mêl (Welsh Honey Cakes) for St David’s Day

Teissennau Mêl are Welsh honeycakes. (In fact, that’s just what ‘tiessennau mêl’ means in Welsh.) My family doesn’t have many traditions (from the Welsh side or from any others, honestly) but one of mine is to make these every year on St David’s Day – which is today!

A perfectly-sized-for-snacking treat!

A perfectly-sized-for-snacking treat!

This is an old recipe that I have tweaked a bit myself. (Is anyone surprised?) As one might expect for honeycakes, the batter can be quite gooey and sticky! It’s definitely worth the trouble, though, and it is not nearly so challenging to work with as I anticipated the first time I made them.

The cakes themselves are not too sweet, but thick with the flavour of the honey (so make sure you use a honey with notes you enjoy) and a little too delightfully easy to nibble on. I always wind up snagging one (or three) from the platter every time I walk through the kitchen!

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