Bara brith

Preparation time

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Makes 1 cake


From The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best


  • 450g/1lb dried mixed fruit
  • 250g/9oz brown sugar
  • 300ml/½ pint warm black tea
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 450g/1lb self-raising flour
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten


  1. In a large bowl soak the fruit and sugar in strained tea and leave overnight.

  2. Next day preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.

  3. Mix the remaining ingredients into the fruit mixture and beat well.

  4. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake the oven and bake for 1½ hours or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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