Mamgu's Bara Brith
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Mamgu's Bara Brith

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Serves 12

A traitional Welsh family 'Bara Brith' recipe. Delicious smothered in butter with a nice hot cup of tea.

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Ingredients

  • 300g dried mixed fruit
  • 350ml boiling water
  • 3 tea bags (I use PG Tips)
  • 180g soft brown sugar
  • 230g self raising flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

    1. Place the three tea bags into a jug and add the boiling water. Leave to brew for 5 minutes.
    2. Place the dried mixed fruit in a mixing bowl, pour over the tea and dispose of the tea bags. Leave overnight.
    3. Add the sugar to the mixture and stir until disolved. Next add the whole egg, the flour and finally the mixed spice and ground cinnamon. Mix until the mixture resembles a thick cake like batter.
    4. Grease a loaf tin and pour in the cake mixture. It should come up no higher than half way, as the cake will rise in the oven.
    5. Place on the middle shelf of a preheated oven at 150 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    6. Once done, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes or so until the cake comes away from the sides of the tin.
    7. Leave to cool on a cooling rack. Serve with butter and a nice hot cup of tea!

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LizBar59
2nd Mar, 2014
I like this recipe,however i am looking for a recipe which does not use fat or sugar but uses grated apples and grated orange peel and the juice of an orange. Has anyone got this please ?
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