Easy Bara Brith Recipe – This cake is so moist and full of fruit, you will not be able to stop eating it! This is a family recipe from my Welsh inlaws, it is a traditional Welsh fruit loaf with a bit of a twist. It is very easy to bake (only 5 ingredients) but you have to soak the fruit overnight so you should prepare a day in advance.
Serves: 10 good slices
Preparation: Overnight for soaking the fruit, then 10 minutes
Baking: 1hr 20 minutes
Tin required: 2lb loaf tin
Small amount of butter for greasing your tin
350g/12oz dried mixed fruit or raisins
225g/8oz soft brown sugar
2 tea bags
300ml/0.5 pint boiling water
275g/10oz self raising flour
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat your oven to 150c/302f/gas mark 2. Grease and line the bottom of a 2lb loaf tin using greaseproof paper and butter. Place your tin onto a baking tray.
Now pour your strong tea into the bowl with the fruit and sugar. Leave this fruit overnight, so that it becomes juicy and plump. I stirred it a couple of times before going to bed as the sugar had sunk to the bottom.
Bake for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Check the cake is ready by inserting a knife, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked. It may need a little longer but when its ready place on a cooling rack.