Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bara Brith

As promised, this is my bara brith recipe!! It's a really well known fruit cake / loaf in Wales and it's name basically translates as 'speckled bread.' It's gorgeous served with a bit of butter and makes a perfect yummy afternoon treat with a great big cup of tea!!


200g mixed fruit
300ml boiling water
2 tea bags
160g soft brown sugar

200g self raising flour
1 large egg
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp mixed spice

First of all, you need to boil the kettle and pour 300ml of boiling water over 2 tea bags. Leave to soak for 5 minutes until the tea is rather strong.
Add all the sugar to the strong tea, and soak 200g of mixed fruit in your sweet tea (preferably, you should leave to soak over night if possible, or at least for a couple of hours if you haven't got much time)

After a few hours / over night mix the soaked mixed fruit (along with the sweet tea) with the flour, egg, cinnamon and mixed spice.
Line and grease a baking tray before pouring in the cake mixture.
Bake for approximately an hour and a half on 160-180 degrees.

And there you have gorgeous Welsh fruit cake done and dusted!!
Let me know if you try it out!



  1. I absoloutely love bara brith! You made me want to eat it now ! Will just have to go and buy the ingredients....

  2. Haha yeah :) it's so lovely!!! I could eat it all day long! x x x


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