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Bara Brith (Speckled Bread)


Traditional tea time fruit bread. Serve with butter

  • 450g (1lb) mixed fruit
  • 300ml 1/2 pint warm black tea
  • 250g (8oz) brown sugar
  • 10ml (2 level tsp) mixed spice
  • 450g (1lb) self-raising flour
  • 1 egg

    Cooking Instructions:
    1. In a large bowl soak the fruit and sugar in strained tea and leave overnight
    2. Next day preheat the oven to 170C, Gas mark 3
    3. Mix the remaining ingredients into the fruit mixture and beat well
    4. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin that has been well greased or lined with buttered paper
    5. Place the tin in the oven and bake for one and a half hours

    Recipes compiled by Alwyn Jones © 2000 & web pages designed by R. Barry Jones © 2000