As already mentioned there are numerous recipes for this Welsh Bread...... It seems to differ between different parts of wales. It would be really good, if we had a born and bred Welsh person's recipe?? These loaves can be made in a Bread making machine - but there are sometimes burnt bits of fruit, due to the high sugar content.
Bara Brith Bread (Welsh Loaf) No.II Preheat oven to 170oC/350oF
2 1/4 cup flour 1 package instant yeast 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cloves 2/3 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup brown sugar packed 1/4 cup butter 1 egg 3/4 cup currants or raisins
Combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour, yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In a small saucepan heat buttermilk, brown sugar, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt till temperature reaches 115 - 120 and butter is almost melted; be sure to stir constantly. Add to the flour mixture. Add in egg and beat for 1 minute at low speed. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in currents or raisins as much of the remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon. Knead dough on a flat surface till smooth about 6 - 8 minutes. Place dough into a greased bowl and cover for 1 hour. Punch down and shape into a loaf. Place loaf into an 8x4 loaf pan. Cover, let rise for 30 minutes. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes Cool
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!