I certainly was not dissapointed. I found the loaf cake, super easy to make. I soaked the fruits over night in black tea and the following day combined the remaining ingredients together, placed in a loaf tin and baked for an hour. After an hour the most moist, sweet, and flavoursome tea bread was created: I've fallen in love with the Bara Brith.
I enjoyed my Bara Brith with a cup of tea, and this was the perfect tea time treat.
|Bara Brith with cups of tea.|
|Baked Bara Brith|
I first started by soaking the dried fruits in black tea - It was only after I realised that the sugar should have been added, but it still tasted amazing. I left to soak overnight.
The following day I added the egg and stirred in the mixture, and then combined the remainding ingredients and placed in a loaf tin.
|Soaked fruits with egg|
|Bara Brith mixture|
|Bara Brith mixture.|
Recipe for Welsh Bara Brith.
250g mixed dried fruits
100g dark brown muscavodo sugar
22ml strong black tea (no milk)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 large free-range egg, beaten
250g self-raising flour
You will need a 450g loaf tin, greased with butter and lined with a long strip of greaseproof paper to cover the bas and 2 short sides.
Put the dried fruit and sugar into a large-heatproof mixing bowl. Pour over the hot tea and stir well. Cover the bowl with a clean dry tea towel and leave to soak for at least 6 hours (preferably overnight).
When ready to bake, heat the oven to 160C/325F/gas mark 3. Add the cinamon, nutmeg and beaten egg to the soaked fruit and tea, and stir well with a wooden spoon. Mix in the flour, then transfer the mixture into the prepared tin and spread even;y. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand the tin on a wire cooling rack and leave for about 15 minutes to firm up before turning out. leave to cool completely.
I am entering this "bread" recipe to a few blogging challenges. Firstly Calendar Cakes, hosted by Laura Love Cakes http://lauralovescakes.blogspot.co.uk/ and Dolly Bakes http://www.dollybakes.co.uk/ has a monthly blogging challenge and this month the theme is bread.
Girl in Chief. The theme is also bread - any type of bread and I think my Welsh bread meets the criteria.