Barm Brack

Barm Brack

19 Reviews 2 Pics
Recipe by  Ruth

“Delicious Irish fruit cake. Serve thickly sliced with butter.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 8 inch round cake



  1. Put the tea, sugar, raisins and peel into a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch round pan.
  3. Sift the flour into the fruit mixture, add the egg and beat well.
  4. Pour into the cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Leave in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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I really enjoy this in the mornings. Instead of the citron though, I use a mix of black and gold raisins.



Reviewer Helen said this recipe made her homesick - I tend to agree!. Have always loved this bread (and there are many variations). Great thinly sliced with butter or cream cheese. I notice that a lot of reviewers complain that baking times are not correct - I never totally trust baking times as given because oven differ. Saves a lot of heartache and disappointment.



I added orange peel & dried fruit in place of the citron.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 220 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs
  • 52.6 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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