Barabrith is an old Welsh family recipe; there are numerous ways of making this loaf, tea loaf, bread, this is one is easy to follow and the end product is simply delicious. Please measure using a normal-size coffee mug.
Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Bread) No. I Preheat the oven to 150°C/ 300°F
2 mugs dried mixed fruit (such as currants, sultanas, candied peel, etc.) 1 mug soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional) 1 mug warm black tea 1 egg 2 mugs self-raising flour
Grease and line a loaf tin. Measure out the mixed fruit, cinnamon and soft brown sugar and place in a bowl, add the mug of warm black tea, mix together. Cover the bowl and allow to stand overnight.
Beat the egg and stir into the mixture. Mix in the flour gradually, making sure it is well mixed.
Place the mixture into the lined loaf tin, place in the centre of the pre-heated oven and cook for approximately one and a half hours. To check to see if it is finished, use a skewer and ensure that it comes out clean from the centre of the loaf.
When cooked, remove the loaf from the tin and allow to cool. Barabrith is best served sliced, spread with butter or margarine.