🍂 Barmbrack Recipe also often shortened to brack, is a quick bread with added sultanas and raisins. The bread is associated with Halloween 👻 🎃 in Ireland, where a ring is placed inside the bread, with the person who receives it considered to be fortunate 🌟


110g sultanas

110g raisins

110g currents

20g mixed peel

2-3 tablespoons milk

Shamrock brand do a very handy 350g bag to include all of the above so you can simply use the entire bag and no need to weigh!

150ml freshly brewed tea

(Earl Grey is nice to add some citrus flavour)

50g soft brown sugar

1 large egg

225g self raising flour


- Put all fruit into a bowl, brew your tea and dissolve sugar in the tea. Pour 150mls over the fruit and mix well. Leave to absorb overnight covered with a towel

- Pre-heat oven to 180°

- Butter a 1lb loaf tin and line the base with parchment paper

- Mix 1 egg into your fruit mix

- Slowly sieve flour in, stirring all the time

- Add 2 tablespoons of milk and if the mixture still feels stiff put an extra 3rd spoon of milk in

- Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin

- Cook for 1 hour in the centre of the oven

- Once cooked, turn on top a wire rack

This very fruity barmbrack keeps very well in an airtight tin but is also delicious toasted with butter ?

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