Gracie's barnbrack

Gracie's barnbrack


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About this recipe: A delicious tea bread, also known as barmbrack, nice straight from the oven and buttered. For an egg-free option, it works fine with a tablespoon of apple sauce instead of the egg.

graciethebaker Kent, England, UK

Serves: 10 

  • 340g (12 oz) dried fruit
  • 300ml (1/2 pt) medium strength cold tea
  • 170g (6 oz) light soft brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 340g (12 oz) self raising flour, sifted

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:2hr soaking  ›  Ready in:3hr50min 

  1. Put the fruit in bowl then pour over the cold tea. Leave in a cool place for a couple of hours to soak.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. Beat the sugar, egg and sifted flour into the fruit mixture and transfer to the prepared cake tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven on the centre shelf for a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm or allow to cool before slicing and serving.

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