Monday, March 28, 2016

Irish Tea Brack

Ever tried brack? Resembling banana bread, brack might be initially written off as a fruit cake, but it is more than that... We promise! If you've never tried brack, this recipe for Irish Tea Brack would be a great introduction to this hearty, sweet, and fruity bread: 
  • 2 and a third cups mixed dried fruits, such as raisins, golden raisins, cherries, and currants
  • 1-cup cold Irish breakfast tea
  • Butter, for greasing
  • Half a cup plus 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice, cinnamon, or nutmeg
1. Place the dried fruits in a bowl and cover with the cold tea. Let
Soak for 3 to 4 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan with butter.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and egg until light and foamy.
Sift in the flour, baking powder, and spices and mix together.
4. Add the soaked fruits and any remaining tea to the bowl and mix
together well.
5. Transfer the batter to the greased loaf pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
6. Unmold and cool on a wire rack. This loaf will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
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