Traditional Welsh recipe for Bara Brith This is not the traditional recipe for bara brith, meaning ‘speckled bread’ as the original recipe was based on an yeasted bread. However this version which is widely served, makes a beautifully moist cake as the dried fruit are soaked overnight in tea. Serves 8-10 slices | Prep 15 minutes | Cook 1 hour Ingredients 400g mixed fruit (e.g. sultanas, raisins, currants) 300ml strong hot tea 250g self raising our 1 tsp mixed spice 100g dark brown muscovado sugar 1 egg, beaten honey to glaze Bara Brith Method 01 Put the dried fruit in a bowl and pour over the tea, mix in the sugar and stir well to dissolve. Leave to soak for at least 6 hours or overnight. 02 Next day, sift the flour and spice into the soaked fruit (no need to drain the tea) and stir in the egg. Blend well together. 03 Preheat the oven to 180°C /Gas 4. Line a 900g loaf tin with bakewell paper and pour in the mixture. 04 Bake for approximately 1 hour until the cake has risen and cooked through. Leave to cool on a rack and store for 2 days before eating. Serve sliced with butter. 05 This mixture can be doubled to make 2 loaves and will keep for up to 7 days. 06 Warm a little honey to drizzle over the surface of the warm cake for a glazed topping. Find out more about traditional Welsh food Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Welsh cakes A tasty little cake flavoured with spice and dried fruit. Here is our recipe for Welsh cakes. Welsh rarebit A bit like ‘posh cheese on toast’ this is a famous Welsh dish. Here is our recipe for Welsh Rarebit. Traditional Welsh Cawl Cawl is a traditional Welsh stew, find out how to make delicious lamb Cawl. 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. West Wales Food Festivals Discover nine great events showcasing delicious local produce, restaurants and recipes.