Barm brack recipe

  • Serves 10
  • 2 hrs 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr 15 mins to cook
  • 274 calories / serving
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This traditional Irish fruit loaf is given a wonderful depth of flavour from whisky and tea - a delicious bake to enjoy with a cuppa.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 2, 150ºC, 300ºF. Put the fruit and sugar into a bowl, add the whisky and stir to mix, then pour over the tea. Cover and leave for several hours or overnight. 
  2. Take a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin and lightly grease and line. Add flour and egg to the fruit and stir until thoroughly mixed. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level. Bake for 1-1 1/4 hours until the tea bread is well risen and firm to the touch.
  3. Allow to cool slightly in the tin and then turn out. Serve sliced and buttered.

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) currants
  • 75g (3oz) dried figs, chopped
  • 225g (7 1/2oz) light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Irish Whisky
  • 300ml (10fl oz) tea (without milk), cooled
  • 275g (9oz) self raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Energy 1160kj 274kcal 14%
  • Fat 1g 2%
  • Saturates 0g 1%
  • Sugars 39g 43%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59.4g Protein 3.9g Fibre 2.4g


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