Low sugar bara brith

Low sugar bara brith


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About this recipe: This recipe gives you the sweetness you need from the fruit with just a little added sugar. Delicious served with a cup of tea and smeared with a little butter.

Serves: 8 

  • 450g (1 lb) mixed dried fruit
  • 450ml (15 fl oz) brewed tea
  • 85g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 400g (13oz) self raising or wholemeal flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful crushed walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:9hr35min 

  1. Place the fruit and sugar in a bowl and pour the tea over and leave to soak overnight, two tea bags should provide about the right strength of tea. The next day the fruit should have absorbed much of the tea.
  2. The next day, preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 22x13cm (900g) loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. Add the flour, egg and mixed spice to the soaked fruit mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 80 minutes until risen and firm to the touch, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool before serving.


This loaf freezes well, enjoy!

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This was very nice indeed. We enjoyed it for St David's Day 2016!! - 01 Mar 2016

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