Bara Brith – my quick version

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


This is the kind of tin I mean (Amazon link)

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.



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