Irish Barmbrack

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Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake eaten on holidays. After pouring into the prepared pan, it is tradition to add objects to the barmbrack which symbolize certain things for the person who receives each in their slice. Thoroughly clean objects before adding them to the barmbrack. These objects can be pressed into the bottom of the loaf after baking instead: coin-wealth or good fortune; ring-will marry within the year; bean-poverty; pea-will not marry within the year; matchstick-unhappy marriage; thimble-single for life.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups chopped dried mixed fruit

  • 1 ½ cups hot brewed tea

  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • ¼ cup lemon marmalade

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  1. Soak the dried fruit in the hot tea for 2 hours, then drain and gently squeeze out excess tea.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch Bundt pan. Stir together the flour cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda; set aside.

  3. Beat the egg, sugar, marmalade, orange zest, and tea-soaked fruit until well combined. Gently fold in the flour until just combined, then pour into the prepared Bundt pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool in the pan for 2 hours before removing. Continue to cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Press the objects of choice into the cake through the bottom before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
1g Fat
70g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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