Friday, 06 May 2011
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Recipe from Homemade: Irresistible Homemade Recipes for Every Occasion by Clodagh McKenna (Kyle Cathie, 2011)This traditional Irish tea brack is a great way of using up all those dried fruits that get leftover after the Christmas baking. The brack will last for up to 2 weeks.
makes 1 loaf
- 2 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins, and currants)
- 1 1/4 cups cold tea
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Place the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with the cold tea. Leave to soak overnight. Next day, place the sugar and egg in a bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice and mix all the ingredients together. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Pour the soaked fruits and any remaining tea into the bowl and mix together well. Pour into a greased 2 1/4lb loaf pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 May 2011 )