Bara Brith - Welsh Speckled Tea Bread

12
Servings
15m
Prep Time
60m
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In


"This is not the traditional recipe for bara brith, meaning ‘speckled bread’ as the original recipe was based on an yeasted bread. However this version which is widely served, makes a beautifully moist cake as the dried fruit are soaked overnight in tea."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (93.3 g)
  • Calories 212.6
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.4 mg
  • Sodium - 11.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 29.6 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 27.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Put the dried fruit in a bowl and pour in the tea, mix in the sugar and stir well to dissolve. Leave to soak for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Step 2

After soaking, sift the flour and spice into the soaked fruit (no need to drain the tea) and stir in the egg. Blend well together.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture.

Step 4

Bake for approximately 1 hour until the cake has risen and cooked through. Leave to cool on a rack and store for 2 days before eating. Warm a little honey to drizzle over the surface of the warm cake for a glazed topping. Serve sliced with butter.

Step 5

Warm a little honey to drizzle over the surface of the warm cake for a glazed topping.

Tips & Variations


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