Bara brith

Bara brith

Bara brith means speckled bread. It's a tea-flavoured fruit bread made all over Wales, ideal with a cup of tea.

By , 21 September 2015
Bara brith
  • Ready in: 710 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 18p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 190g serving contains
  • Fat 1.9
    3%
  • Sat Fat 0.4
    2%
  • Sugar 68.4
    76%
  • Salt 0.57
    10%
  • Cals 488
    24%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1075kJ/257kcal.
Ingredients
  • 450g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 tea bag
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp mixed spice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Method
  • Put the fruit in a bowl. Put the teabag in a measuring jug and pour on boiling water to make 300ml. Leave for 4 minutes then remove the tea bag and pour the tea over the fruit. Stir in the sugar. Cover and leave to soak overnight or for at least 10 hours.

  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3.

  • Sift the flour with the spice and stir into the fruit mixture with the egg. Turn the mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 1.5 hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.