Bara brith

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    29 reviews

    Mamgu means grandma in Welsh. The recipe (if I'm at all truthful) doesn't belong to my mamgu but a family friend's nan! Bara brith means speckled bread. I love this cake spread with butter and a good cup of tea. Tips, if the cake browns quickly in your oven cover the tin with greaseproof paper and return to the oven. Although this cake is translated as bread it is more of a cake so don't be scared if you find you've sliced a cake not a piece of bread.

    Recipe by: kez87

    9 reviews

    This favourite Welsh teabread – its name means ‘speckled bread’ – is usually made with a yeast dough by bakers but this recipe doesn't require yeast and uses a quick-mix method at home. Soaking the dried fruit in tea makes it very juicy, and produces a moist loaf with good keeping qualities. Serve it thickly sliced and lightly spread with butter or soft cheese.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    3 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: caerurfa

    1 review

    This fruity Welsh loaf is a favourite.

    Recipe by: sweettooth

    1 review

    Bara brith has been made in Wales for centuries and is one of the most well known breads of Wales. Still made traditionally at the Derwen bakehouse, now in St Fagans Natural History Museum, the world comes to sample this delightful bread. However it is just as easy to master at home.

    Recipe by: MyfanwyR

    4 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: p.a.w

    No reviews

    A fragrant variation on bara brith, the traditional Welsh tea bread, is flavoured with delicate jasmine tea and lime. Serve with a pot of freshly brewed jasmine tea.

    Recipe by: alwayshungry

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