Irish tea bread
Irish Tea Bread
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:44:11 AM. Recipe ID 3528. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Irish tea bread
Categories: Breads, Irish
Yield: 4 Servings
12 tb Strong tea
1 lb Mixed dried fruit
6 oz Soft brown sugar
1 ea Egg, lightly beaten
1 oz Butter (melted)
9 oz All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Bicarbonate of soda
The mixed fruit can include raisins, currants, and any other kind of
dried fruit you like; chop any larger pieces down to about raisin
size. Place the tea, mixed fruit and sugar in a bowl; cover and leave
overnight. Stir in the egg and melted butter. Sieve the flour and the
bicarb together and fold them in. Line the bottom of a large loaf pan
with baking parchment, and brush the whole inside of the pan with
melted butter. Pour the mixture in and smooth the top. Bake in a
preheated oven (360 F) on the middle shelf for 1 1/2 hours. After
removing from the oven, leave in the pan for 2-3 minutes; then turn
out of pan and cool on a wire rack.
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