Irish tea brack

stephanie Hawkins


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 1 loaf
15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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    300 ml cold tea
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    110 g sultanas
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    220 g currants or raisins
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    55 g chopped glacé cherries
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    55 g chopped mixed candied peel
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    200 g brown sugar
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    225 g self-raising flour
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    1 egg, beaten
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    1 tsp ground nutmeg
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    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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About Irish tea brack

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Healthy

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