Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Bara Brith aka Welsh Tea Bread Low Low fat

          Bara Brith...Welsh Tea Bread...the  cake version


175g /6oz Sultanas or raisins
175g /6oz currants
110g   4oz brown sugar ( I used soft brown muscavado)
300ml or 10 fl oz of really hot strong tea
275g/  10 oz self raising flour
a good grating of nutmeg
½tsp cinnamon 
½tsp sea salt 
one large beaten egg 

the night before you bake ....soak the sultanas, currants and sugar in the hot tea. If you're in a hurry...put the fruit and tea in a saucepan...bring it to the boil...then leave until it cools... it's ok to go if it's at blood temp. 

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment

On the day,

Heat the oven to 150c/300f/gas mark 2

Sieve together the flour, spices and salt

Add the fruit and the egg,  mix to combine

Pour into the prepared tin 

Bake for around 1 hour and 15 mins...insert a skewer.. if it comes out clean it's baked...if not leave fo a little while until it's done

Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then turn out onto a cooling tray.

It's ready to slice when completely cooled or better still ... the day after baking.


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