Barm brack (traditional irish bread)
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Barm brack (traditional irish bread)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:07:13 AM. Recipe ID 33080. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Barm brack (traditional irish bread)
 Categories: Breads, Desserts
      Yield: 1 Servings
 
  2 1/2 c  Mixed dry fruit--currants>>>
           Dark & golden raisins.
      1 c  Boiling black tea
      1    Egg
      1 ts Mixed spice (see note*)
      4 ts Marmalade
      1 c  (heaping)superfine sugar
  2 1/2 c  Self-rising flour
 
     Place dried fruit in a bowl, cover with the hot tea and let soak
  overnight.  The next day, add the remaining ingreds. and mix well.
  Preheat oven to 375 F. Pour batten into greased 7" square pan and
  bake in the center of oven for 1 1/2 hrs.  Let cool in the pan on
  awire rack. Slice and serve buttered with tea.
  
     NOTE* (Mixed spices:  equal parts of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg,
  allspice, and mace.
  
     1.  In Northern Ireland and in the Republic, BRACK is the Celtic
  word for salt and is used to mean "bread". Barm brack is leavened
  bread, the word BARM meaning yeast.
  
     2.  The term "barmbrack" for an Irish fruit loaf or cake does not
  derive from barm or leaven.  It is a corruption of the Irish word
  "aran breac" (Speckled Bread).
  




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Recipe ID 33080 (Apr 03, 2005)

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