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140Total Time
10Prep Time
130Bake Time

Bara Brith

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About the bake

Bara brith is a delicious, nutritious traditional tea bread enjoyed throughout Wales. In Welsh bara brith means 'speckled bread'.

140Total Time
10Prep Time
130Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Soak the fruit and sugar in tea and leave overnight.

  2. Step 2:

    The next day, preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Grease and line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  3. Step 3:

    Mix the remainder of the ingredients into the fruit, sugar and tea mixture. Beat well.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 90 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Serve cold or warm with butter.


    • 450g Dried mixed fruits
    • 250g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 300ml Tea (warm, black)
    • 450g Self-raising white flour
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 2 tsp Mixed spice


  • 2lb loaf tin

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