I have been making Barm Brack for as long as I can remember. From an old hand written recipe my grand mother gave me when I was first married (36 years now)
But, to be trueful with you, I was a little bored with it and wanted something a little different.
So did some research on the net and came up with this one. So, it's mainly the old recipe with a few added touches.
My dear friend *Granny* from http://www.teandwheatenbread.blogspot.com/ in Ireland keeps me supplied with P.G. Tips tea, for which I am forever grateful. And I used 2 bags to make the tea for this recipe.
The cake stand was sent to me from yet another blogger friend of mine in New Zealand. Thank you http://www.thinkingaboutfood.blogspot.com/
What you will need..
1 strong black cup of tea.
A good slurp or two of Irish Whisky.
Dates and Prunes)
200gms. S.R. Flour.
200gms. Dark brown Sugar.
4 tblsps of good quality Marmalade.
Butter for greasing.
2 teasp. Mixed Spice.
Make the cup of tea and add the Irish Whisky.
Put it and the dried fruit in a large bowl
and soak over night.
Sift the flour straight into the tea/fruit bowl.
Add the sugar and mixed spice
and gently mix.
Now put in the egg and marmalade.
Mix 'til well combined, but not over worked.
Grease a baking tin or cake tin with the butter
and pour mixture in.
Place in a preheated oven (180c)
and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Or until skewer comes out clean.
The aroma coming from the oven as this cake
is cooking is just devine and I do hope you
make it and enjoy as much as we do.