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Irish Tea Brack sliced, on a serving board, next to Billington's Light Muscovado Sugar
140Total Time
10Prep Time
130Bake Time

Irish Tea Brack

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About the bake

This traditional Irish Tea Brack Loaf is filled with fruit and makes a great tea time treat. We're convinced it makes a great lunchbox treat too, not just one for St. Patrick's Day. The fruit requires soaking over night in tea.

140Total Time
10Prep Time
130Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Put the dried mixed fruit and cherries into a large bowl and pour over the hot tea and leave overnight.

  2. Step 2:

    The next day, preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C, gas mark 4) and line a 900g loaf tin with baking paper. Ready made liners for loaf tins are available in larger supermarkets.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the remaining ingredients to the soaked fruit and tea and stir well.

  4. Step 4:

    Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean when pushed into the middle. After an hour just check as you might want to cover with foil if browning too much.

  5. Step 5:

    Leave to cool in the tin and then serve sliced with butter.


    • 300g Dried mixed fruits
    • 100g Glacé cherries
    • 300ml Tea (hot, strong)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large, beaten)
    • 275g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Mixed spice
    •  Butter (salted) (to serve)


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking paper
  • Loaf tin
  • Skewer
  • Tin foil

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