Bara Brith Recipe

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 Updated 08/03/2017

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A very famous Welsh fruit bread.


  • 4 cups (1lb) strong white flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 3 tablespoons (2oz) light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (4oz) raisins
  • 3 tablespoons (3oz) currants
  • 2 tablespoons (2oz) mixed peel
  • 1/2 oz fresh yeast
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 6 tablespoons (3oz) butter
  • 7 fluid oz milk
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey for glaze
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  1. Put the dry ingredients into a warm bowl.
  2. Mix the yeast with a little of the milk to make a smooth paste.
  3. Add to the dry ingredients along with the remaining milk.
  4. Add the egg and butter.
  5. Mix to a smooth dough, then knead on a floured board for 10 minutes or until it is smooth.
  6. Shape into a large circle and place onto a greased baking sheet to prove until double in size.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven temp 190oC/375oF/gas mark 5 for 30 minutes.
  8. While still warm glaze with the runny honey.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 portions


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