Bara Brith - Welsh Fruitcake

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FACT:
Sometimes known as "speckled bread" - the literal meaning of the original Welsh-language name, It is traditionally made with raisins, currants and candied peel.

Ingredients

  • 10oz mixed dried fruit
  • 2 cups hot tea
  • 2.5 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Golden Syrup
  • Grated rind of a Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice
  • 1 egg
  • 12oz self-rising flour to cover the fruit

How to Prepare:

  1. Soak 10oz. mixed dried fruit in 2 cups hot tea,
  2. Cover and let stand overnight.
  3. Strain the fruit, saving the liquid.
  4. Add 2.5 oz. brown sugar

    1 tablespoon of Golden Syrup,

    grated rind of a Lemon

    1 teaspoons of a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice

    1 egg 

    12oz. self-rising flour to cover the fruit
  5. Add the liquid a bit at a time until the batter is of soft, dropping consistency.
  6. Pour into a greased brown paper lined 2lb loaf pan
  7. Bake at 350F/180C for 45-55 minutes until firm to the touch
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