Barmbrack- A Traditional Irish Recipe
Barmbrack is a traditional Irish bread made with tea soaked fruit. If you are looking for a special bread recipe, this is one to try. Serve with butter and a pot of tea or enjoy with a holiday feast.
Throughout history Barmbrack was usually baked for Halloween and included charms placed in the batter, each with its own meaning. The highlight was finding a charm in a slice of bread. Typical charms may have been be a coin for wealth or a ring for marriage.
Serves: Makes 1 Loaf
- 2 cups strong brewed tea
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 egg
- Combine tea, raisins, dates and brown sugar in a large bowl and let sit overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375Â°.
- Grease a 1 lb. loaf pan.
- Add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
- Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick comes out clean.