Irish Barm Brack

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  • 375g mixed, dried fruit
  • 50 ml whiskey
  • 250 ml strong cold tea
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed ground spice
  • 125 g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  1. Put the fruits into a large bowl with the tea and whiskey. Mix well, cover with cling film and leave for at least 3 hours. (Best if left overnight)
  2. Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and line the base of a loaf tin.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and spice into a bowl. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Make a well in the middle and beat in the egg, then, add the fruit and liquid and stir in until well combined.
  5. Pour into the tin, smoothing the top with a spoon and bake in the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 mins before turning onto a wire rack.

This is such a lovely moist cake that tastes even better if you leave it to mature in an airtight tin for a couple of days…….. I managed to wait 1 day, then I couldn’t resist!!!!!

Try a slice with butter.

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