Baking · Bread · Snack

A Teatime Favourite

My Mam regularly made tea brack, we all loved it. Hers was very rich, packed full of fruit and she also added walnuts. It was delicious.

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I didn’t have her recipe, so could never replicate her version, so I make this.

The list of fruit in this is long but not necessary, once you have 300g you can use what you have and like. The grated zest of an orange is also a lovely addition.

If you don’t have anyting other than ordinary tea, that too is fine.026

You will notice that I have used coconut sugar, this also isn’t a necessity, however if are trying to cut down on the refined sugar content in your diet it is slightly better but at the end of the day sugar is sugar!  If you are using caster sugar, simply use the same amount.

Ingredients

300ml hot Tea, I used 1 ordinary teabag, 1 sweet chai

75g chopped, dried Figs 020

75g chopped, dried Dates

50g, chopped, dried Prunes

50g, chopped, dried Apricots

25g Raisins

25g Cranberries

125g Plain Flour

100g Wholemeal Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

80g Coconut Sugar

75g chopped Walnuts

1 teaspoon Mixed Spice

1 large Egg, beaten

Method

The night before you intend to make this tea brack, soak the fruit in the tea.019

Preheat your oven to 180C & line a loaf tin

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, sugar, walnuts & mixed spice.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the fruit & tea mixture and the beaten egg.

Mix together well and add to the loaf tin.

Bake for approximately 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours.

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My one year old loves slices of this with a little butter, and it’s a nice healthy(ish)  treat for us all to enjoy. I think my Mam would have enjoyed this version too.

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