Bara Brith recipe

"A sweet, yeast-less Welsh bread studded with dried fruit. I generally soak my raisins in Irish breakfast tea, but feel free to experiment with flavors."
Bara Brith Bara Brith
Bara Brith Bara Brith
  • Serves
  • Prep
    5 m
  • Cook
    40 m
  • Ready In
    8 h 45 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Bara Brith

  • 1
    Pour hot tea over currants and raisins in a bowl; soak 8 hours to overnight.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 3
    Grease a sheet of parchment paper and use it to line a 2-pound loaf pan.
  • 4
    Stir demerara sugar into tea and fruit mixture until dissolved completely.
  • 5
    Mix flour and egg into the tea and fruit mixture until completely integrated into a batter.
  • 6
    Spread batter evenly into the prepared bread pan.
  • 7
    Bake in preheated oven until golden-brown, about 40 minutes. Cool in the bread pan 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.


  • 1 cup hot brewed tea
  • 3/4 cup dried currants
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
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