Baking, Bread

Vegan Tea Brack

Barmbrack, Báirín Breac or Tea Brack is somewhere between a fruit cake and a tea bread. The Brack is a traditional Halloween bake that would have small items, such as a coin to represent wealth, a piece of cloth to represent poverty, a ring to represent marriage, wrapped and stirred into the mix before being baked. Nowadays store bought bracks tend …

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Christmas Pudding

I love Christmas Pudding, and I can’t recall a Christmas as a child where it wasn’t a big feature in our house during the festive season. My Nana, my Mam’s mother, used to make puddings for all the family. She used the old traditional  cloth method . These were the darkest, richest, most aromatic, moist  puddings  I have ever had the pleasure …

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Dried Oranges

I first dried fruit slices last year, oranges, lemons and apples to be precise, though I have to be honest, my dried apples weren’t very successful so this year I will keep it to just oranges and lemons. This is super easy to do. Preheat your oven to 140C/120C Fan. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment. Slice your …

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