Tea Brack

In this video, Paula creates a rich fruit cake made using dried fruit soaked in strong tea. This version adds a wee dram of whiskey.

Recipe

Tea Brack

Metric Imperial

350 g dried fruit (any mix of sultanas/cranberries/raisins/dates/dried apricots) soaked in a mug (330ml) of hot tea with a nip of whiskey (optional) for 4 or 5 hours or overnight.
225g soft brown sugar
1 egg
275g self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
½ tsp nutmeg

12 oz dried fruit (any mix of sultanas/cranberries/raisins/dates/dried apricots) soaked in a mug (11 fl oz) of hot tea with a nip of whiskey (optional) for 4 or 5 hours or overnight.
8 oz soft brown sugar
1 egg
10 oz self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
½ tsp nutmeg

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180° C/350° F (fan 160° C/320° F) gas mark 3.
  • Add the soaked fruit and brown sugar to a mixing bowl. Stir well.
  • Add the egg and beat together.
  • Add the flour and spices and stir until no traces of flour can be seen.
  • Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf tin and cook for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin.
  • Slice the tea brack and serve with butter.

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