Get baking and crafting for St David's Day
Celebrate on Tuesday with this scrummy recipe for bara brith and ideas involving leeks, daffodils and traditional Welsh hats. Pob lwc.
Ingredients for bara brith tea loaf
How to make bara brith
- Soak the dried fruit in the tea. We usually get this started the day before and leave the fruit to soak overnight as it needs at least five hours to properly soak up the tea
- When you're ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 180C / Gas 4
- Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line it with baking paper
- Place the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat them together
- Beat an egg into the butter and sugar
- Sift in the flour and mix in gently
- Pour the fruit and any remaining tea into the bowl and mix in
- Spoon the mixture into your loaf tin and level off the top
- If you like you can sprinkle the extra tablespoon of sugar over the top of the loaf to make a sweet crust
- Bake for one hour. You can use a skewer to check the middle of the bara brith is properly cooked, by poking it in the centre of the loaf. If it comes out clean without any cake stuck to it your loaf is ready, otherwise let it bake for a few minutes longer
- Leave it to cool completely in the tin then slice and serve, spread with butter if you like
Celebrate St. David’s day in style
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