Welsh fruited tea bread Recipe

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makes:

10

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Cooking:

1 hr 10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

This easy version on Bara brith (traditional Welsh tea bread) will be easier to slice if left for a day. Wrapped in foil it will keep for up to one week.

Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) mixed dried fruit
  • 150g (5oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 200ml (7fl oz) cold strong tea
  • 50ml (2fl oz) fresh orange juice
  • 275g (10oz) self-raising flour
  • 2tsp mixed spice

Method

  • Place the dried fruit, sugar, butter, tea and orange juice in a large pan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Leave to cool for 30 mins.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Grease and line the base and sides of a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

  • Sift the flour, mixed spice and a pinch of salt over the fruit mixture and mix thoroughly. Spoon into the lined tin.

  • Bake for 1hr 5mins – 1hr 10mins until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin. Serve sliced and buttered.

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