Bara Brith

Bara Brith


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Bara Brith is the traditional name for a Welsh tea cake. Delicious and has no butter or milk and keeps for ages.

aashw5 Queensland, Australia

Makes: 1 tea cake

  • 340g dried mixed fruit
  • 225g brown sugar
  • 300ml warm black tea
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 285g self raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:9hours40min 

  1. In a large bowl soak the fruit and sugar in strained tea and leave overnight.
  2. Next day, preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Line a 900g loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients into the fruit mixture and beat well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.


When I make this I find it is dry so I add an extra 150ml of tea.

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