Bara brith (traditional Welsh tea bread)

    1 hour 50 min

    Bara brith is a delicious and nutritious quick bread that is very simple to make. A tasty breakfast or teatime treat that is especially wonderful on cold days.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 325g dried fruits
    • 350g honey
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 250ml warm tea
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Mix the dried fruits, honey, sugar and tea together in a mixing bowl and let stand overnight (or for a few hours).
    2. Stir the beaten egg into the above mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into a greased and lined loaf tin.
    3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 C / Gas 2 for 80-90 minutes until skewer inserted comes out clean.
    4. Remove the cake from the tin and let cool on a wire rack. Serve sliced spread with butter.

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    not enough flour for the amount of fruit in recipe compared to other recipes needs at least double the amount if not more. Ended up with a mushy mess.  -  17 Nov 2012


    I just wished I had scrolled down to the reviews. An Expensive disaster. This recipe should be removed. NOT ENOUGH FLOUR  -  28 Sep 2014


    Once again as per above wish I'd scrolled and read reviews before wasting so much money on expensive ingredients. I believe this receipt should be taken off the site as it is totally inedible. Ive just put it back into the oven again for a further 30 minutes (that's an extra 45 in all) to try to dry it out. It really is a mushy mess. I suspect too much honey and not enough flour. Will not be using this again and would suggest everyone else BEWARE!!!  -  05 May 2015