Irish Barmbrack tea cake is a traditional Halloween treat in Ireland. Dried fruit & spices make it extra delicious! Try my yeast-free version!
Barmbrack (bairín breac in Irish) or Barnbrack can be found in every single shop in Ireland around Halloween. While you can make it at home into any shape you like, Irish barmbrack is usually sold in flattened rounds. This great sweet treat is widely enjoyed toasted and topped with butter. Oh, and don’t forget a cup of tea!
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Step 2: Ingredients:
300g (10.5oz) Plain Flour
300ml (10.14fl oz) Cold Strong Tea
250g (8.8oz) Raisins
150g (5.3oz) Brown Sugar
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Medium Egg
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Step 3: Directions:
Throw the raisins in a bowl and pour the tea over. Place the bowl in the fridge and let the raisins soak overnight.
The following day:
Preheat the oven to 180C/356F.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl including the raisins & tea (Note: some raisins may absorb more liquid than others so you might end needing to add more tea. To be ready, have some extra cold tea ready on hand).
Line a loaf tin with baking paper and pour the mixture over.
Transfer in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until baked throughout.
Enjoy with butter and/or jam as well as a cup of your favorite tea/coffee!
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