Irish Tea Brack
6 oz (¾ Cup) Tea
1 lb mixed Dried Fruit
6 oz Brown Sugar
1 Egg (beaten)
1 oz Butter (melted)
9 oz Flour
½ tsp Bread Soda
½ tsp Mixed Spice
Mix the tea, fruit and sugar and leave overnight.
Add the egg and melted butter.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the tea mixture.
Bake in a greased 8 inch cake tin or 2 lb loaf tin at 190°C for about 1½ hours.
- I use hot tea but you can also use cold leftover tea.
- Vary the flavour by trying different teas (eg Earl Grey).
- The word brack comes from the Irish word breac , meaning speckled.
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