Barm Brack

Delicious Irish fruit cake. Serve thickly sliced with butter.

Barm Brack


  • 1 3/4 cups brewed black tea, cold
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied citron
  • 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten


1 Put the tea, sugar, raisins and peel into a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight.

2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch round pan.

3 Sift the flour into the fruit mixture, add the egg and beat well.

4 Pour into the cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Leave in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.


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