Irish tea brack

stephanie Hawkins


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

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makes 1 loaf
15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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)


1Place 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.
2Preheat the oven 350
3In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, self-raising flour, beaten egg, nutmeg and soaked fruit, with its soaking liquid until well-mixed.
4Transfer the mixture to a well-oiled loaf tin.
Bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes until risen and set.
5Remove 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.

About Irish tea brack

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Healthy