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Bara brith, or "speckled bread", is a traditional Welsh fruit loaf. Our version is baked using self-raising flour instead of the traditional yeast method, however it is delicious served sliced and buttered. Yum.
- 200ml strong tea, strained
- 400g mixed dried fruit
- 150g light Muscovado sugar
- 1 orange, zest only
- 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 300g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp ground mixed spice
- 15 cubes sugar, roughly cut
Total time required
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Place the tea and dried fruit in a mixing bowl. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC/150ºC fan/Gas 3. Grease and line a 1.2-litre non-stick loaf tin with non-stick baking parchment.
- Add the sugar to the dried fruit mix and stir well. Add the orange zest, butter and beaten egg and stir together.
- Sieve the flour and mixed spice into the bowl and stir everything well.
- Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin. Scatter over the sugar cubes.
- Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool completely in the baking tin. Serve sliced and buttered.