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
- 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.
- Preheat the oven 350
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, self-raising flour, beaten egg, nutmeg and soaked fruit, with its soaking liquid until well-mixed.
- Transfer the mixture to a well-oiled loaf tin.
Bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes until risen and set.
- 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.