Mamgu's Bara Brith by Aimee

this is my Ambrosia ^_^ translated means 'Nanna's Speckled Bread,' and it is the most delicious thing in the world. i could quite happily live on it. anyway, on with the recipe.

300 gms(10 oz.) sultanas/raisins/currants
bowl of hot water
90 gms (3 oz.) brown sugar
375 gms (12 oz.) self-raising flour (brown or white)
1 tsp. mixed spice
1 large egg

soak the dried fruit in the water and leave overnight.

next day, set oven to 350 degrees 'f', grease and line a loaf tin (or any tin depending on the shape).

strain liquid from fruit and, but strain it into another bowl as you'll need the liquid for later (see below).

mix fruit with egg, flour, sugar and spice, adding liquid until mixture is a soft dropping consistency. then pour into tin.

bake for 45 to 55 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.

slice it thinly and spread a little butter to serve.


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