Bara Brith – Welsh tea bread, my quick, simple version so I don’t lose it again! Better version used yeast but takes longer.
- 2 1/2 tea cups mixed fruit of your choice
- 2 tablsp sugar (unrefined is best)
- 1 cup of tea, no milk! (try a spicy chai roobosh for a change)
- 2 tea cups spelt flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp mixed spice (optional)
- 1 beaten egg
Soak fruit & sugar in hot tea overnight
Heat oven to gas 5, 375 F, 190 C
Prepare a loaf tin
Sieve flour, baking powder & spice. Keep any bran & pop it back in the bowl.
Add fruit and egg and mix. Should be a bit sloppy
Bake for about 2 hours ish. ( Fan Oven see update below!)Test from about 1:30ish with knitting needle in centre – should come out clean.
Try not to eat the same day, if possible as it gets better! Don’t feel too bad if not possible as very easy & quick it make! 😉
Photo tomorrow when it is baked!
Update: Trial and error with a fan oven means bake at 180 for 15 mins drop to 160 and test after 45 minutes.