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Barra Brith

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

60 Minutes



About the Recipe

St David (or Dewi in Welsh) is the patron saint of Wales. The 1st March is the Welsh national day but this traditional Welsh bake, Barra Brith, is tasty at any time of the year and all of the dry ingredients can be obtained from The Green Gram!


  • 350g (12oz) self-raising flour, sifted

  • 75g (3oz) butter, softened

  • 75g (3oz) soft brown sugar

  • 75g (3oz) currants

  • 75g (3oz) sultanas

  • 25g (1oz) mixed peel

  • 2 Eggs

  • ¼ tsp ground mixed spice

  • A little warmed honey to glaze


Step 1

  • Pre-heat oven to 150C (140C fan)

Step 2

  • Grease and line 2lb loaf tin (I use a tin liner)

  • Cover the dried fruit (not the peel) with water in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes

Step 3

  • Drain well and put in a bowl

  • Mix in the butter and mixed peel

  • Beat the eggs and add them with the spice and sugar

  • Stir in the flour and mix well

  • Spoon into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean

Step 4

  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes in the tin before turning onto a wire rack and glazing with a little warm honey

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