Tea brack

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A satisfying Irish recipe, great for afternoon tea. Best served with real butter!

Preparation time: 24 hours (preferably)
Cooking time: 105 mins

Serves: 8+

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: cake ·


½ cup of cold tea (milky)
6 oz sultanas
¼ cup sugar
½ Bramley apple (or less)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp mixed spice
Pinch of salt
½ egg
¾-1 cup plain flour


1. Steep sultanas and sugar overnight in cold tea in a bowl

2. Add grated apple

3. Beat egg and add to mixture

4. Mix together flour, baking powder, spice and salt; sieve this into the mixture

5. Thoroughly mix all together; put in a bowl lined with greaseproof paper

6. Put in a preheated oven (reg. 3) for 1 ¾ hours on shelf 4

7. Serve with Kerrygold Irish butter!


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