Irish Fruit Brack

    1 day 1 hour 15 minutes

    Gorgeously fruity traditional Irish loaf cake with a little twist. You can easily substitute spelt or gluten free flour for wheat flour. I've tried it with both and it's delicious. It's also a good recipe to have as a treat if you're watching your weight.

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    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 375g dried fruit (raisins, dates, prunes, currants, etc)
    • 1 cup (250ml) cold Earl Grey tea made with 1 teabag
    • 1 1/3 cup (200g) gluten free flour or plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/3 cup (75g) dark brown soft sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1day  ›  Ready in:1day1hour15min 

    1. Soak the dried fruit in the tea overnight, or for at least 2 hours.
    2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.
    3. Mix the flour, almond meal and baking powder until combined.
    4. To the dried fruit add the beaten egg and sugar, then add the flour mixture one spoonful at a time while stirring to ensure the mixture is smooth. Spoon the mixture into a lined loaf tin.
    5. Bake in the oven for an hour and do a skewer test to make sure it's cooked through.
    6. Once cooled a bit, enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

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    I love this! I haven't made this since I was a child, when I used to cook with my Mum. I couldn't believe it was as nice as I remember it. It's great for breakfast or as a snack. It's healthy (no fat, low sugar). There are other recipes for Brack on this site, but they all have too much sugar in them - with this amount of fruit, it's just not needed. Highly recommended  -  27 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Altered ingredient amounts. I used just any old tea bag I had in the cupboard and it was great - Earl grey not needed if you don't have it!  -  27 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Really delicious! I made it this morning, used spelt flour and a mixture of sultanas and dried cranberries. Also substituted the almonds for ground walnuts. The result was lovely - so moist!  -  07 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)