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Bara brith (traditional Welsh tea bread)


About this recipe: 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.


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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Reviews (4)


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


Glad I'm not alone Tom, This recipe was an expensive disaster. Now I'm a little wiser I see that similar recipes use around 450g of flour. - 28 Mar 2014

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