irish tea brack

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By stephanie Brooks
from longview, TX

For a delicious tea-time treat try this simple recipe for a traditional, fruit-filled Irish tea bread

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serves makes 1 loaf
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For irish tea brack

  • 300 ml cold tea
  • 110 g sultanas
  • 220 g currants or raisins
  • 55 g chopped glacé cherries
  • 55 g chopped mixed candied peel
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • honey, for glazing (optional)

How To Make irish tea brack

  • 1
    Place the cold tea and whiskey in a bowl. Add in the sultanas, currants, glace cherries and mixed peel. Cover and set aside to soak overnight.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven 350
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, self-raising flour, beaten egg, nutmeg and soaked fruit, with its soaking liquid until well-mixed.
  • 4
    Transfer the mixture to a well-oiled loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes until risen and set.
  • 5
    Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in its tin, then turn out and cool on a wire rack. Glaze with honey if required. Serve in slices with butter and store in an airtight tin.

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