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Irish Cold Tea Barm Brack

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Given to me by my Grand mother who got it from her Mum.(Who was Irish) Mixed spice is good in this too. Also can soak fruit in a mix of black tea and Irish Whiskey.


Serves: 4-6

  • ⅓ mixed dried fruit
  • 1½ cups cold black tea
  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 ounces butter
  • ⅗ cup brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs

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Irish Cold Tea Barm Brack is a community recipe submitted by Hottie and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Soak fruit in tea overnight.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave, then add all ingredients to the fruit.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon until all is mixed well.
  • Put into a greased 8' tin and bake in a moderate (180c) oven for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • I some times put a crust of sugar on the top before putting into the oven. ENJOY.
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