Traditional Irish barmbrack

IRISH BARMBRACK

This recipe makes a really moist fruit loaf, which is packed with flavour from mixed spice and dried fruit

INGREDIENTS:

Makes one 900g loaf

  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsps of baking powder
  • 375g packet of fruit mix
  • 250ml cold tea
  • 50ml of whiskey
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of mixed spice

1,Place fruit, whisky and tea in bowl and leave to soak overnight.
2. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3 and grease and baseline a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
3. Add sugar, egg, flour, baking powder and mixed spice to the bowl and mix well.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for approx. one hour or until risen and firm to the touch.
5. Cool on a wire tray. When cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and keep for two days before cutting.

IRISH BARMBRACK

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