Barm Brack

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  • Published Aug 14th
  • Servings10
  • Calories220
Delicious Irish fruit cake. Serve thickly sliced with butter.

Barm Brack Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Barm Brack for 10 servings:

  • 1 3/4 cups brewed black tea, cold
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied citron
  • 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten

Barm Brack Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Barm Brack easily:

  1. 1 Put the tea, sugar, raisins and peel into a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch round pan.
  3. 3 Sift the flour into the fruit mixture, add the egg and beat well.
  4. 4 Pour into the cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Leave in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 220 calories; 0.8 gram of fat; 52.6 grams of carbohydrates; 2.8 grams of protein; 19 milligrams of cholesterol; 232 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 22nd 2009

    This is very good. I made it for dessert on St. Pat's Day, and everyone liked it very much. I'm giving it four stars instead of five because the baking time was so far off for me. I read ano ...

  2. Mar 14th 2009

    I made this recipe for our group gathering tonight and everyone loved it. It disappeared quickly. I realized when I went to make the recipe today that I had forgotten to soak the raisins o ...

  3. Nov 12th 2008

    Tried this recipie twice & each time it has been a disaster 475ml of tea is too much & I do not believe that there is enough flour as this mix does not make a dough. The brack ends u ...

  4. Oct 28th 2008

    Yum! I originally tried this on holiday in Wales this past "summer" and it was delicious. It was recommended to me to try it spread with butter, the way the Welsh have it, and I loved it. Th ...

  5. Jul 13th 2008

    Reviewer Helen said this recipe made her homesick - I tend to agree!. Have always loved this bread (and there are many variations). Great thinly sliced with butter or cream cheese. I no ...

  6. May 9th 2008

    Yum yum yum yum yum yum!Made me feel really homesick, and went straight online and bought a couple of plane tickets to Ireland. That's the effect it had on me, so you can guess I liked it.

  7. Nov 1st 2007

    Not horrid, but....Mine was done baking after an hour, and hour-forty-five would have definitely been too much.All of the fruit settled to the bottom, even though I mixed it all up and p ...

  8. May 18th 2000

    I really enjoy this in the mornings. Instead of the citron though, I use a mix of black and gold raisins.

  9. Feb 23rd 2000

    I added orange peel & dried fruit in place of the citron.