Barmbrack is a traditional Irish sweet bread, made for Halloween.

Moist and delicious bread, filled with raisins and sultanas.

– raisins  –  sultanas  – brown sugar – strong hot black tea  –  all-purpose flour – baking powder – and...

You will need:

– ground cinnamon – ground clove – ground ginger – ground nutmeg – 2 eggs  – lemon for zesting – orange for zesting

This is a great loaf cake to smear with Irish butter and serve with a cup of strong black tea in a good company.

Start the recipe the day before. Put raisins and sultanas in a heat-proof bowl. Pour hot tea over, cover the dried fruits with cling film or plate and leave overnight.

Mix all dry ingredients just until combined. After that,  zest half of the lemon and orange in the flour mixture.

Add soaked raisins and sultanas to the flour, mix until combined. Add leftover tea from the soaked fruits. Mix with a spatula or spoon until well combined.

This tea brack is an easy recipe that you can make at home, without kneading or proofing! Barmbrack is also made without yeast.

Add two eggs. Mix together. Generously butter or spray the loaf pan and layer the bottom with parchment paper.

Pour batter into the loaf pan until the top. Bake for 90 minutes until browned and inserted skewer comes out clean.

Barmbrack is sweetened with brown sugar. It is something between the bread and cake, but moist and flavorful!

This loaf of bread set on the table will definitely get you into holiday spirit. Slice and serve with butter and tea!