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A Barmbrack Recipe
Directions 1. in a medium bowl, place brown sugar.pour hot tea over sugar and stir until sugar is completely melted. Add cherries, raisins, golden raisins, and citrus peel, stirring to combine. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature overnight to soak.2. Preheat oven to 325° F. Butter a tall-sided 9-inch round cake pan or springform pan, line bottom of pan with parchment paper.3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, spice, and salt. Gradually add fruit mixture to flour mixture alternately with eggs. Stir until well combined and o dry streaks remain. *(See Note) Pour batter into prepared pan.4. Bake until golden and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, covering with foil after 1 hour of baking to prevent excess browning. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Remove from pan, and place on a wire rack. Using a pastry brush, brush honey onto warm cake. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Serve with butter and honey.
Note: if you want to include a trinket in your barmbrack, wrap it in parchment, and add it to the batter before pouring the batter into the pan.
What is Barmbrack?
Brewed black tea is a key component in barmbrack, so raid your stash of Irish tea to soak the fruit in for the base of this recipe. It will add a deep flavor and color to the cake. The recipe below is a combination of an old recipe with some bold new flavors, just how new traditions are made!
Smeared with Irish butter and served with a cup of tea, you are halfway to heaven. Ponder this as you enjoy, “You wouldn’t call the queen your aunt.” Translation, you are so content after eating your barmbrack that even becoming royalty wouldn’t make the moment better.