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 flour 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 rarebit A bit like ‘posh cheese on toast’ this is a famous Welsh dish. Here is our recipe for Welsh Rarebit. 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. 10 Welsh food festivals For a celebration of food and drink, look no further than one of Wales’ many food festivals. Top Cardiff eateries Crafted coffee, spicy poppadoms, fresh seafood – Cardiff’s restaurants offer tempting food for all. The Fig Tree, Penarth Discover the best of East Wales, The Fig Tree in Penarth.