Monday, 20 October 2008

Irish Tea Brack

Ingredients
  • 300ml cold tea ( a strong brew of nice tea...)
  • 130g sultanas
  • 230g currants or raisins
  • 60g mixed peel
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
Method
  1. Place the cold tea (that has been previously brewed for 5-10 mins) in a bowl. Add the dried fruit. Cover with cling film and leave 12-24hrs to soak. Stir a few times if possible.
  2. Preheat oven to 180c/gas 4
  3. In a mixing bowl - mix together the sugar, flour, beaten egg, nutmeg, and add the soaked fruit with the remaining tea-liquid, until well mixed.
  4. Transfer the mix to a well oiled/buttered loaf tin.
  5. Bake for 1hr 20 to 1hr 40 until risen and set (in a fan oven you may want to cover with parchment paper for half the cooking time to stop it burning)
  6. Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack.
Serve once cooled. Store in an air tight tin.
Variant: Once cooked but still warm, glaze with a tablespoon of honey.

Enjoy :-)
Paul

1 comment:

Hannah said...

An absolute winner with everyone who tasted this.