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Welsh Bara Brith

Welsy Bara Brith is a traditional Welsh breafast bread or tea time sweet bread packed with delicious tea soaked dried fruit
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Soaking Time8 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Welsh
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 454kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. mixed dried fruit I used apricots, dates and currants, quartering the dates and apricots
  • 2 1/2 cups of strong black tea I used 2 tablespoons Ceylon steeped for 7 minutes
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 heaped tablespoons orange marmalade use British marmalade which is bitter; not sweet like American marmalade
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar in the Raw coarse demarara/turbinado sugar

Instructions

  • Soak fruit (including cranberries) in tea overnight.
  • Grease a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Melt butter and marmalade in a saucepan. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the butter-marmalade and mix well.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and spices. Add marmalade combo and mix well.
  • Drain tea from the fruit. Add fruit and milk to the flour and mix well.
  • Spoon into prepared pan and level off the top.
  • Sprinkle the raw sugar or crushed sugar cubes on top. (don't be concerned about this amount of sugar topping as the batter is not very sweet itself, therefore even with this sugar topping, the end result does not give you a very sweet product)
  • Bake for 1 1/4 hours until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg
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