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Mamgu's Bara Brith
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Mamgu's Bara Brith

By nesswah (GoodFood Community)
Rating: 5 out of 5.25 ratings
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Plus marinating overnight
  • Easy
  • 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

  • STEP 1
    Place the three tea bags into a jug and add the boiling water. Leave to brew for 5 minutes.
  • STEP 2
    Place the dried mixed fruit in a mixing bowl, pour over the tea and dispose of the tea bags. Leave overnight.
  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 5
    Place on the middle shelf of a preheated oven at 150 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 7
    Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  • STEP 8
    Serve with butter and a nice hot cup of tea!

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Rating: 5 out of 5.25 ratings
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