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  • mrssnowy
    Sistercas- barabrith is speckled bread,or Welsh teabread.
    Originally it was made by throwing a handful of dried fruit into the last lump of dough,so traditionally it should be made with yeast-however I have made it this way and it's not quite so nice as done with dried mixed fruit soaked in tea.
    Too dry made with yeast and didn't keep so well.
    Recipe below if you fancy a go.

    Welsh teabread
    500gm dried mixed fruit and peel
    300ml strong hot tea
    250gm SR flour
    1 teaspoon mixed spice
    125gm dark brown muscovado sugar(lovely flavour/colour but can use white)
    1 egg forked to blend

    Soak fruit and peel in a roomy bowl in the tea for at least 6 hrs or overnight.
    Sieve the flour and spice into the soaked friut(no need to drain),stir in the sugar and egg.Beat all together till smooth.
    Heat the oven to 150C(130C in fan oven)gas mark2.Line a loaf tin(2lb tin just right)with buttered paper and tip in the mixture.Bake for about 1&1/2 hours,when it should be well risen,firm and brown.Cool and store for at least two days,until rich and gluey,it needs a few days to develop its characteristic elasticity.Slice thinly and spread with butter.
    Freezes well so worth making a double batch.
    Also low fat -until you g*b butter on

    mrss
    Last edited by mrssnowy; 11-01-2009 at 3:09 PM.
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