Irish Tea Brack
A super dense fruit bread packed with raisins, cranberries, prunes and dates. Irish Tea Brack is an Irish fruit cake that melds the taste of tea with fruit to make a bread worthy of any St. Patty’s Day meal.
Servings Prep Time
1round loaf 75minutes including soak time
Cook Time
60-70 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1round loaf 75minutes including soak time
Cook Time
60-70 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl place all the fruits and cover with the hot tea. Set aside for 1 hour to plump.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. An 8 inch pan may be used if the sides are at least 2 inches high. Set aside.
  3. In another medium sized bowl stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the fruit mixture and any liquid that may be left in the bowl. Stir until all the flour is incorporated. The batter will be stiff.
  4. Stir in the egg until completely mixed then spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and turn out onto a wire rack to completely cool.
Recipe Notes

A Tablespoon or two of whiskey may be used as part of the soaking liquid. ┬áTry using different teas to vary the flavor. Irish Tea Brack is great warm but keeps well for several days tightly wrapped. ┬áThis recipe was adapted from King Arthur Flour’s Tea Brack.

Irish Tea Brack