The Best Irish Tea Brack Ever!

The Best Irish Tea Brack Ever! Recipe

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Ann Hatzimangas


I was born and raised in Ireland My grandfather was a baker all his life, and no one could make a tea brack like him. I hope you like it as much as I do! I actually slice my brack and butter it. Yummy!!

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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


9 oz
9 oz
8 oz
soft brown sugar
16 fl
fluid ounces strong black hot tea
1/2 oz
butter, melted
12 oz
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
mixed spice
2 large
eggs, beaten

How to Make The Best Irish Tea Brack Ever!


  • 1Put the fruit and the sugar in a bowl, add the hot tea, stir it and leave to soak overnight.
  • 2Preheat oven - 160 deg, C/325 deg F. I usually use a round cake tin, but whatever you have will do and I line it with grease-proof paper so that it doesn't stick.
  • 3Sift the flour, spices and baking powder together. Add some to the fruit mix, then a little egg, then some flour, etc finishing with the flour. Beat it well after each addition.
  • 4Pour the mix into the tin, smooth the top and bake for about 1 1/2 hours, until a knife or toothpick inserted comes out dry. Let it cool for a while in the tin, then turn it onto a rack.

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About The Best Irish Tea Brack Ever!

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Hashtags: #Fruit, #Dried, #tea