Traditional Welsh recipe for Bara Brith Bara Brith translates to ‘speckled bread’ and is a rich fruit loaf made with tea. Produced all over Wales the spiced fruit loaf is delicious when spread with salted Welsh butter. Recipe for Bara Brith: Bara Brith ingredients 450G/1lb self raising flour 1tsp mixed spice 175g/6oz Muscavado sugar 1 medium size free-range egg 1tbsp orange zest 2tbsp orange juice 1tbsp honey 300ml/½pt cold tea 450g/1lb mixed, dried fruit Extra honey for glazing How to make bara brith Put the mixed dried fruit into a mixing bowl, pour over the tea, cover and leave to soak overnight. The next day mix together the sugar, egg, orange juice, zest and honey, add to the fruit. Sift in the flour and spice, and mix well. Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf tin, 1.2L/2pt. Bake in a preheated oven at gas3/160c/325f for about 1¾ hours. The loaf should be golden in colour and firm to the touch in the middle. Baste with honey whilst still warm. Allow to cool thoroughly before storing in a cake tin. The recipe for Bara Brith can be altered slightly by adding a few flavours. When soaking the fruit, substitute ¼ of the fluid with a whisky liqueur. Replace the honey and fruit juice with 2 tablespoons of marmalade. Alternatively, replace two tablespoons of fruit with chopped stem ginger, and replace the juice and honey with lemon marmalade, and the orange zest with lemon. Find out more about traditional Welsh food Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Welsh rarebit A bit like ‘posh cheese on toast’ this is a famous Welsh dish. Here is our recipe for Welsh Rarebit. Welsh cakes A tasty little cake flavoured with spice and dried fruit. Here is our recipe for Welsh cakes. Glamorgan sausage A traditional Welsh vegetarian sausage made with Caerphilly cheese, leek and coated in breadcrumbs. Famous Welsh Foods Wales has a wealth of organic farmers’ markets, artisan producers, food festivals. Traditional Welsh Cawl Cawl is a traditional Welsh stew, find out how to make delicious lamb Cawl. 10 Welsh food festivals For a celebration of food and drink, look no further than one of Wales’ many food festivals.