Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe

Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe

Are you ready for a journey of taste and tradition? Try this Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe. This Welsh tea-time treat brings a piece of history to your table. With its fruity goodness and heartwarming flavours, it’s like a hug for your taste buds.

Mary Berry Bara Brith is a special fruit loaf, hailing from the lovely land of Wales. It’s a combination of rich, dark tea and a medley of dried fruits. 

The name “Bara Brith” itself means “speckled bread,” and when you slice into it, you’ll see why. The colourful bits of fruits are like hidden treasures in every bite.

How Does Mary Berry Bara Brith Taste Like?

Close your eyes and imagine a cozy afternoon by the fire. That’s the feeling Mary Berry Bara Brith brings. The loaf is tender and moist, with a hint of tea that adds a subtle depth. 

The fruits, plumped up by the tea soak, burst with a natural sweetness. It’s like enjoying a slice of happiness.

I remember the first time I tasted this treat. It was at a quaint tea shop on a rainy day. The moment the slice touched my lips, I was transported. 

The warmth of the spices and the comforting embrace of the fruits made me an instant fan. Since then, Mary Berry Bara Brith has held a special place in my heart… and my stomach.

Ingredients To Make Mary Berry Bara Brith

  • Dried fruit (mixed) = 375 gm 
  • Light muscovado sugar = 250 gm 
  • Strong tea = 300 ml 
  • Butter (for greasing)
  • Self-rising flour = 300 gm 
  • Whole egg (beaten) = 1 

How To Make Mary Berry Bara Brith

  1. Brew strong tea; soak dried fruit.
  2. Add sugar; steep overnight or 8 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 150C; grease and line tins.
  4. Stir in fruit, and add eggs.
  5. Sift flour, and mix gently.
  6. Pour in a loaf tin, and smooth top.
  7. Bake evenly for 1½ to 1⅓ hours.
  8. Bread should be golden, and firm.
  9. Cool in the tray for 20 mins.
  10. Turn on the wire rack; cool fully.

Recipe Tips

  • Brew a strong cup of tea. The darker, the better.
  • Soak those dried fruits. Let them plump up and get juicy.
  • Use self-raising flour for that fluffy texture.
  • Don’t rush the baking. Slow and steady wins the race.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mary Berry Bara Brith easy to make? 

Absolutely. No advanced skills are needed!

Can I customize the fruits? 

Of course! Make it your own.

How long does Mary Berry Bara Brith stay fresh? 

Keep it for about a week, but it might not last that long!

What To Serve With Mary Berry Bara Brith?

  • Slather with butter for a simple pleasure.
  • Pair with clotted cream for an indulgent twist.
  • Enjoy with a cup of strong tea – a match made in heaven.

How to store Mary Berry Bara Brith?

Wrap your Mary Berry Bara Brith in parchment paper and then in a clean cloth. Keep it in an airtight container or tin. Store it in a cool spot away from direct sunlight. This will keep it moist and delicious.

In Conclusion

Mary Berry Bara Brith isn’t just a tea loaf; it’s a piece of history that connects generations through taste. The warmth, the flavours, and the memories it brings are truly unmatched. 

So, whether you’re enjoying it on a rainy day or a sunny morning, let every bite take you on a journey to Wales and back.

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Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe

Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe

Are you ready for a journey of taste and tradition? Try this Mary Berry Bara Brith Recipe. This Welsh tea-time treat brings a piece of history to your table. With its fruity goodness and heartwarming flavours, it's like a hug for your taste buds.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 375 gm  Dried fruit (mixed)
  • 250 gm  Light muscovado sugar
  • 300 ml  Strong tea
  • Butter (for greasing)
  • 300 gm  Self-rising flour
  • Whole egg (beaten)

Instructions
 

  • Brew strong tea; soak dried fruit.
  • Add sugar; steep overnight or 8 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 150C; grease and line tins.
  • Stir in fruit, and add eggs.
  • Sift flour, and mix gently.
  • Pour in a loaf tin, and smooth top.
  • Bake evenly for 1½ to 1⅓ hours.
  • Bread should be golden, and firm.
  • Cool in the tray for 20 mins.
  • Turn on the wire rack; cool fully.

Notes

  • Brew a strong cup of tea. The darker, the better.
  • Soak those dried fruits. Let them plump up and get juicy.
  • Use self-raising flour for that fluffy texture.
  • Don’t rush the baking. Slow and steady wins the race.
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