A festive bake for the festive season, Bara Brith is a traditional Welsh fruit loaf created with tea. A Christmas‚ tradition at Carden is for our fantastic kitchen #teamcarden‚ to create Bara Brith in the run up to Christmas: this year, they made 100 loaves! Want to recreate it at home?‚ Executive Head Chef Graham Tinsley MBE shares his Bara Brith recipe…
1lb of dried mixed fruit (e.g sultanas, currants, raisins and glace cherries)
6oz soft brown sugar
8 floz strong cold tea
8oz self raising flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
- Put the fruit, sugar, tea, mixed spice and egg into a bowl.
- Leave mixture to soak overnight.
- The next day, fold in the flour and place in a greased loaf tin.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 120 degrees‚ Celsius for approximately 90 minutes (or until a skewer pulls clean from the middle of the cake).
Next? Sit down with a cuppa and enjoy a slice of delicious Bara Brith…