Recipe: Bara Brith

Recipe: Bara Brith

Feeling a pang of hunger during odd hours of the day? Why not indulge in some delicious Bara Brith. Bara Brith, or “speckled bread”, is a traditional Welsh bread either made with yeast self-rising flour. The bread is normally flavoured with tea, dried fruits and mixed spices.

This Bara Brith recipe is relatively easy to follow. It will only take you a little more than an hour to make with ingredients you can easily find at your local grocer or supermarket.

Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 450g dried mixed fruit
    • 450g self-rising flour
    • 3 tea bags
    • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp marmalade
    • 1 tbsp mixed spice
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Glaze (optional):

    • Honey


  1. Place the tea bags into a large cup and add boiling water. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the dried mixed fruit in a mixing bowl and pour the tea over. Dispose of the tea bags and leave overnight.
  3. The next day, add sugar to the mixture and stir until dissolved. Next, add the whole egg, flour, marmalade, mixed spice and ground cinnamon. Mix well until the consistency resembles a thick cake-like batter.
  4. Grease a 900g loaf tin and pour in the cake mixture. Bake in the oven under 170⁰C for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Check frequently to see if the surface of the cake does not brown too much.
  6. Once done, remove from the oven ad leave to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, remove from the tin and place on a cooling tray. Glaze the top with some honey (optional). Enjoy!

Bara Brith Recipe

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Article Written By Mico Hu

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