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Tea Brack is a delicious Irish fruit bread that is packed with dry fruit soaked in tea.Bread keeps well at room temperature for up to 10 days.


Servings

8" Cake

Total time

75 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Hot Brewed Tea
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • (1.25l) fish stock
  • 1 cup Prunes, pitted and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 cups Wholewheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • (1.25l) fish stock
  • 1 tbsp Egg replacer whisked in 3tbsp water (or 1 large egg)
  • 2 tbsp Coarse Sparking White Sugar


Method

  1. Combine all the dry fruit in a bowl. Pour the hot tea over the fruit and set aside to cool to lukewarm for about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 8" round cake pan.
  3. In a mixing bow, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the dried fruit and any remaining liquid. Stir everything thoroughly until combined. This is a thick and stiff batter.
  5. Add the egg replacer mixture and mix everything thoroughly.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle the top evenly with the coarse sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake the bread for 60~70 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool.

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