- 1 cup Hot brewed tea
- ¾ cup Dried currantssoaked
- ¾ cup Golden raisinssoaked
- ¾ cup Demerara sugar
- 1 ¼ cups Self-rising flour
- 1 Eggsbeaten
Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Bread)
Bara Brith is a Welsh fruit loaf which is traditionally flavoured by adding tea, dried fruits and mixed spices. It is usually served sliced with lots of butter. Bara Brith literally means “speckled bread” in the Welsh language and it gets its name because of the dried fruit which speckles the bread.
It couldn’t be easier to make this fruit loaf. Start by soaking the raisins and currants in hot tea for a minimum of 8 hours. When you are ready to make the bead, mix demerara sugar with the soaked fruit until it is completely dissolved. Stir in the flour and egg to the tea and fruit mixture until completely combined. Place the batter in a loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes. Leave to cool for a few minutes before turning the bread onto a wire rack!
To make Bara Brith, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Bread)
Soak raisins in tea
Heat oven and prepare a tin
Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line a 2-pound loaf pan with a greased sheet of parchment paper.
Add sugar to raisins and currants
Add flour and egg
Transfer cake batter to pan