Bara Brith Recipe

bara brith

Bara Brith Recipe submitted by Jan McGeachie

Bara Brith, or Speckled Bread as it is sometimes known, is a traditional welsh recipe. Like many traditional recipes, it varies from village to village and farm to farm in the details.

Ingredients for Bara Brith:

  • 10 oz mixed dried fruit
  • 2/3 pt hot tea (no milk)
  • 3 oz soft brown sugar
  • 12 oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 large egg

Method for Bara Brith:

  1. Soak the fruit in the hot tea,  cover and leave overnight.
  2. Next day set oven at 175°C and grease a 2 lb loaf tin. Strain the fruit and reserve the liquid.
  3. Mix together the fruit with the other ingredients in the bowl, adding the reserved liquid a little at a time until a soft dropping consistency is achieved.
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 45-55 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  5. Cool and serve sliced and buttered.

*Fruit and Ale Cake – If you prefer use ale instead of tea, (cover and leave to soak overnight if possible) following the recipe above.

Posted in Fruit, Vegetarian Recipes, Sweet Loaves, Buns and Biscuits, All Recipes Tagged with: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment Here on Bara Brith Recipe

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *